Mind the gap: Knowledge deficits in evaluating young sudden cardiac death.

Elizabeth Paratz; Christopher Semsarian; Andre La Gerche
Abstract
Sudden cardiac arrest affects around half a million people aged under 50 years old annually, with a 90% mortality rate. Despite high patient numbers and clear clinical need to improve outcomes, many gaps exist in the evidence underpinning patients' management. Domains identifying the greatest barriers to conducting trials are the prehospital and forensic settings, which also provide care to the majority of patients. Addressing gaps in evidence along each point of the cardiac arrest trajectory is a key clinical priority.
Journal HEART RHYTHM
ISSN 1556-3871
Published 25 Jul 2020
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DOI 10.1016/j.hrthm.2020.07.029
Type Journal Article
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