Gherardo Finocchiaro, Michael Papadakis, Jan-Lukas Robertus, Harshil Dhutia, Alexandros Klavdios Steriotis, Maite Tome, Greg Mellor, Ahmed Merghani, Aneil Malhotra, Elijah Behr, Sanjay Sharma and Mary N. Sheppard
Sudden Death in Athletes: Causes of Sudden Cardiac Death
Sudden death is shown in the overall population (A), in subjects <18 years of age (B), subjects 18 to 35 years of age (C), and subjects >35 years of age (D). In the overall population, the subgroup classified as “Other” (n = 43) comprised: mitral valve abnormalities/prolapse; n = 7, myocardial infarction with normal coronaries; n = 4, bicuspid aortic valve; n = 3, aortic dissection; n = 3, cocaine/steroid use; n = 2, cardiac sarcoidosis; n = 1, atrium septal defect (ASD). In the remaining 23 cases, the cause of death could not be attributed to a single disease entity or condition and the post-mortem findings were considered of uncertain significance. LVH = left ventricle hypertrophy; RV = right ventricle.