What are the causes of sudden cardiac death (SCD) in patients with structurally normal hearts?

Causes of sudden cardiac death in patients with structurally normal hearts

  • lon channel diseases of the heart such as long QT syndrome or Brugada's syndrome 
  • Accessory pathways such as Wolf--Parkinson--White syndrome 
  • Commotio cordis 
  • Focal myocarditis 
  • Atypical right ventricular cardiomyopathy that may not be recognized by the pathologist 
  • Drugs such as amphetamines 
  • Electrolyte disturbances
[Source: Rapid review of clinical medicine for MRCP part 2, 2nd Edition, by Sanjay Sharma and Rashmi Kaushal; Question 353]



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