Relatives of people who die from sudden cardiac death are at increased risk of CVDBMJ 2012; 345 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e7798 (Published 16 November 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e7798
- Lilian Anekwe
- 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 …