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Death, Sudden, Cardiac MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Death, Sudden, Cardiac
Tree Number(s)
C14.280.383.220
C23.550.260.322.250
Unique ID
D016757
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D016757
Annotation
do not confuse with DEATH, SUDDEN or with HEART ARREST
Scope Note
Unexpected rapid natural death due to cardiovascular collapse within one hour of initial symptoms. It is usually caused by the worsening of existing heart diseases. The sudden onset of symptoms, such as CHEST PAIN and CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIAS, particularly VENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIA, can lead to the loss of consciousness and cardiac arrest followed by biological death. (from Braunwald's Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine, 7th ed., 2005)
Entry Term(s)
Cardiac Arrest, Sudden
Cardiac Sudden Death
Sudden Cardiac Arrest
Sudden Cardiac Death
NLM Classification #
WG 214
Previous Indexing
Death, Sudden (1966-1991)
See Also
Commotio Cordis
Public MeSH Note
92
History Note
92
Date Established
1992/01/01
Date of Entry
1991/04/29
Revision Date
2012/07/03
Death, Sudden, Cardiac Preferred
Sudden Cardiac Arrest Related
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