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sud·den death

Avoid the nonsense phrase recurrent sudden death.
death occurring rapidly and generally unexpectedly; usually from a cardiac dysrhythmia or myocardial infarction, but also from any cause of rapid death, for example, pulmonary embolus, stroke, ruptured aortic aneurysm, aortic dissection.
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sudden death

Forensic medicine Precipitous demise, most commonly due to cardiovascular disease Etiology Ischemia, arrhythmia, shock, aortic dissection, CHF, accompanied by hypoxia, polycystic disease of heart, familial endocardial fibroelastosis, Kawasaki's disease, anaphylaxis, 'cafe coronary,' carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulfide, cyanide, nicotine, organophosphate pesticides, gastric rupture due to Mallory-Weiss syndrome, ulcers, septicemia, obstruction, bezoars, cerebrovascular lesions; SD is more common in alcoholics, smokers, nulliparous ♀, Pts with major psychiatric disease Most common autopsy finding Pulmonary edema. See Atrial fibrillation, Cafe coronary. Cf Sudden unexplained nocturnal death.
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sud·den death

(sŭd'ĕn deth)
1. An arrhythmogenic death in aortic stenosis, coronary disease, mesothelioma of the atrioventricular node, or single coronary artery.
2. Unexpected death occurring within 1 hour of onset of symptoms; most often used to describe death caused by cardiac failure.
See also: hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
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sud·den death

(sŭd'ĕn deth)
Death occurring rapidly and generally unexpectedly.
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