Relatives of people who die from sudden cardiac death are at increased risk of CVD

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 16 November 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e7798
  1. Lilian Anekwe
  1. 1BMJ Evidence Centre

First degree relatives of young people who die suddenly from cardiovascular disease are at increased risk of heart problems, a study has found. Relatives under 35 years are at the greatest risk and should be offered comprehensive screening, suggest the researchers.

Danish researchers looked at information from a purpose built database of deaths in young Danes and at Danish national health and population registers …

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