Profile of sudden death in an adult population (1999-2008).

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/123071
Title:
Profile of sudden death in an adult population (1999-2008).
Authors:
Downes, M R; Thorne, J; Tengku Khalid, T N; Hassan, H A; Leader, M
Affiliation:
Department of Histopathology, Beaumont Hospital, Beaumont, Dublin 9. michelle.downes@ucd.ie
Citation:
Profile of sudden death in an adult population (1999-2008). 2010, 103 (6):183-4 Ir Med J
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Jun-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/123071
PubMed ID:
20669604
Abstract:
Sudden death is the sudden and unexpected death of an individual within 24 hours of symptom onset. The vast majority of these cases are found, at autopsy, to be due to underlying ischaemic cardiac disease. We retrospectively reviewed all adult post mortems performed at Beaumont Hospital over a decade (1999-2008). Our aim was to identify all sudden death cases (natural and accidental) and subclassify them according to age profile and organ system involved. We identified 1230 sudden death cases in the review period with 775 (63%) deaths attributable to ischaemic heart disease. The rate of sudden death remained constant over the decade with 663 (54%) deaths occurring in the first five years. Our negative autopsy rate was 2.8% corresponding to 35 cases. This is the first Irish study to retrospectively review all adult sudden deaths within a defined catchment area and analyse them as outlined above.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Adolescent; Adult; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Autopsy; Catchment Area (Health); Cause of Death; Death, Sudden; Female; Humans; Ireland; Male; Middle Aged; Retrospective Studies
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDownes, M Ren
dc.contributor.authorThorne, Jen
dc.contributor.authorTengku Khalid, T Nen
dc.contributor.authorHassan, H Aen
dc.contributor.authorLeader, Men
dc.date.accessioned2011-02-28T12:15:19Z-
dc.date.available2011-02-28T12:15:19Z-
dc.date.issued2010-06-
dc.identifier.citationProfile of sudden death in an adult population (1999-2008). 2010, 103 (6):183-4 Ir Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid20669604-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/123071-
dc.description.abstractSudden death is the sudden and unexpected death of an individual within 24 hours of symptom onset. The vast majority of these cases are found, at autopsy, to be due to underlying ischaemic cardiac disease. We retrospectively reviewed all adult post mortems performed at Beaumont Hospital over a decade (1999-2008). Our aim was to identify all sudden death cases (natural and accidental) and subclassify them according to age profile and organ system involved. We identified 1230 sudden death cases in the review period with 775 (63%) deaths attributable to ischaemic heart disease. The rate of sudden death remained constant over the decade with 663 (54%) deaths occurring in the first five years. Our negative autopsy rate was 2.8% corresponding to 35 cases. This is the first Irish study to retrospectively review all adult sudden deaths within a defined catchment area and analyse them as outlined above.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAdolescent-
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshAged-
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 and over-
dc.subject.meshAutopsy-
dc.subject.meshCatchment Area (Health)-
dc.subject.meshCause of Death-
dc.subject.meshDeath, Sudden-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshRetrospective Studies-
dc.titleProfile of sudden death in an adult population (1999-2008).en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Histopathology, Beaumont Hospital, Beaumont, Dublin 9. michelle.downes@ucd.ieen
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen

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