Relatives Of A Young Person Who Dies Suddenly Should Have Cardiological And Genetic Examination

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 - 21:21 in Health & Medicine

Relatives of a young person who dies suddenly should always be referred for cardiological and genetic examination in order to identify if they too are at risk of sudden death. Although new research has shown that inherited heart disease was present in over 30 percent of the families of sudden unexplained death victims, the majority of such relatives were currently not being referred for examination.

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