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Sudden cardiac deaths rise by 10% in young Americans

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 10 March 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:573
  1. David Spurgeon
  1. Quebec

    The number of adolescents and young adults dying each year from sudden cardiac arrest rose by about 10% between 1989 and 1996, the first study of nationwide trends in the United States has shown. The study was presented at the American Heart Association's 41st annual conference on the epidemiology and prevention of cardiovascular disease.

    The number of sudden cardiac deaths in the 15–34 age group went up from 2724 in 1989 to 3000 in 1996, an increase of 10% Of all the young people who …

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