National Audit of Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome Annual Report 2011 – NHS Information Centre – April 2012

Posted on April 20, 2012. Filed under: Cardiol / Cardiothor Surg | Tags: |

National Audit of Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome Annual Report 2011 – NHS Information Centre – April 2012

“Risk of sudden heart death higher in males, new report suggests

Call for more hospital participation in ground-breaking audit

Men are more at risk than women of dying suddenly from cardiac arrest caused by irregular heart rhythms, a new report from the National Audit of Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS) suggests.

The second report from the audit also suggests the biggest proportion of SADS happens to people in their 30s.

Managed by the Health and Social Care Information Centre in partnership with the UK Cardiac Pathology Network and commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership, the audit analysed results of 317 cases from 17 hospitals recorded since July 2008.

Its findings include:”

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