Task Force on Sudden Cardiac Death, European Society of Cardiology

  • Priori S
  • Aliot E
  • Blomstrom-Lundqvist C
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The European Society of Cardiology has convened a Task Force on Sudden Cardiac Death in order to provide a comprehensive, educational document on this important topic. The main document has been published in the European Heart Journal in August 2001. The Task Force has now summarized the most important clinical issues on sudden cardiac death and provided tables with recommendations for risk stratification and for prophylaxis of sudden cardiac death. The present recommendations are specifically intended to encourage the development and revision of national guidelines on prevention of sudden cardiac death. The common challenge for cardiologists, physicians of other medical specialties and health professionals throughout Europe is to realize the potential for sudden cardiac death prevention and to contribute to public health efforts to reduce its burden.

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  • Advisory Committees/*standards
  • Death, Sudden, Cardiac/*prevention & control
  • Europe
  • Humans
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic/*standards
  • Societies, Medical/*standards

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  • S G Priori

  • E Aliot

  • C Blomstrom-Lundqvist

  • L Bossaert

  • G Breithardt

  • P Brugada

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