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L'autopsie moléculaire de la mort subite cardiaque: de la salle d'autopsie au cabinet du praticien [Molecular autopsy of sudden cardiac death: from postmortem to clinical approach]
Revue Médicale Suisse
Sudden cardiac death is one of the most prevalent cause of death in developed countries. Its aetiology varies according to the age. Some cardiac diseases may explain sudden death with minimal or no anatomic findings. However, many cardiac diseases, as for example channelopathies and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy have a genetic basis. Therefore genetic analyses (molecular autopsy) are becoming a useful tool in forensic medicine to identify the cause of sudden cardiac death and to improve the early diagnosis of asymptomatic carriers among relatives.
Adult, Autopsy, Cardiomyopathies, Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic, Death, Sudden, Cardiac, Forensic Pathology, Humans, Infant, Infant, Newborn, Long QT Syndrome, Myocardium, Sudden Infant Death
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