Sudden Cardiac Death

  • A. Bayés de Luna
  • P. Brugada
  • J. Cosin Aguilar
  • F. Navarro-Lopez

Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 110)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. A. Bayés de Luna, J. Guindo, J. Bartolucci, P. Torner, M. Dominguez, R. Oter
    Pages 1-11
  3. Arthur J. Moss
    Pages 13-17
  4. J. Cosin Aguilar
    Pages 19-30
  5. John H. Ip, Valentin Fuster
    Pages 31-40
  6. S. García-Sánchez, J. Guindo, A. Bayés de Luna
    Pages 71-81
  7. F. Furlanello, R. Bettini, G. Vergara, A. Bertoldi, M. Del Greco, G. B. Durante et al.
    Pages 87-98
  8. Jean-François Leclercq, Philippe Coumel
    Pages 99-111
  9. R. W. F. Campbell
    Pages 113-120
  10. A. Bayés de Luna, J. Guindo, S. García-Sánchez, P. Torner, R. Oter
    Pages 127-133
  11. Jesús Almendral, Angel Arenal
    Pages 135-145
  12. Hans-Joachim Trappe, Helmut Klein, Guenter Frank, Paul Wenzlaff, Paul R. Lichtlen
    Pages 147-162
  13. G. Fontaine, R. Frank, J. Tonet, I. Rougier, G. Farenq, G. Lascault et al.
    Pages 163-177
  14. Pedro Brugada, Hans de Swart, Joep L. R. M. Smeets, Hein J. J. Wellens
    Pages 179-190
  15. Philippe Coumel, Jean-Pierre Deschamps
    Pages 191-207
  16. Günter Breithardt, Martin Borggrefe, Antoni Martínez-Rubio
    Pages 209-222
  17. William E. Boden, Robert E. Kleiger
    Pages 239-253
  18. J. Guindo, A. Bayés de Luna, P. Torner, J. Bartolucci, R. Estiarte
    Pages 255-265
  19. Hein J. J. Wellens, Pedro Brugada
    Pages 285-296
  20. P. Puech
    Pages 297-298
  21. Back Matter
    Pages 299-317

About this book


Sudden death is probably the greatest challenge facing modem cardiology today. This is mainly due to the impact of its brusque appearance and the socioeconomic implications. The incidende is presently decreasing somewhat, mainly due to the decline in new cases of ischemic heart disease on one hand, and to better preven­ tion in risk patients on the other. Nevertheless, the figures are still high and represent over 300.000 patients per year in the United States alone. This book is an updating of the problem of sudden death from a multifactorial standpoint. It includes not only electrophysiologic data but also covers aspects ranging from epidemiology to prevention. Risk markers and triggering mechanicsms of sudden death are reviewed, with special emphasis on the role of electrical instability, ischemia and depressed ventricular function. The book includes the contributions from many experts, often pioneers in their respective fields. It is our hope that the book serves as an Updating for those cardiologist who are not specialized in these subjects, but may also be of interest to the expert. We wish to express our sincerest gratitude to the authors for sending in their work so promptly, and also Kluwer Academic Publishers for their exactitude and perfection in this edition.


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Editors and affiliations

  • A. Bayés de Luna
    • 1
  • P. Brugada
    • 2
  • J. Cosin Aguilar
    • 3
  • F. Navarro-Lopez
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Cardiology, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant PauUniversity of BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Department of Cardiology, Academic HospitalUniversity of LimburgMaastrichtThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Research Group Spanish Trail on Sudden DeathHospital ‘La Fe’ValenciaSpain
  4. 4.Department of Cardiology and Coronary Care UnitHospital Clinico-University of BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6745-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-0573-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0166-9842
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