Revista Cubana de Investigaciones Biomédicas
versão On-line ISSN 1561-3011
OCHOA MONTES, Luis Alberto et al. Cardiac sudden death:. Rev Cubana Invest Bioméd [online]. 2010, vol.29, n.3, pp. 339-344. ISSN 1561-3011.
The objective of present paper was to describe the sudden death course (SDC) in communities from Arroyo Naranjo municipality during 2000-2004. A descriptive study was conducted in 5098 deceased persons from natural death in above municipality. Present paper included 474 patients from that health area who had a cardiac sudden death (CSD). The more frequent symptoms were consciousness loss and dyspnea (72.4 % and 36.9 %). The leading risk factors were the chronic ischemic disease (59.3 %) and the left ventricular hypertrophy (52.7 %). The acute myocardial infarction (58.4 %) and the cardiac rhythm disorders (20.7 % were the definitive diagnoses more associated with the repens death, verified by necropsy.
Palavras-chave : Cardiac/clinical sudden death; cardiac sudden death; risk factors; atherosclerosis; diagnoses.