Prediction and prevention of sudden cardiac arrest

Huikuri, Heikki V.
October 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/18/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 15, p1692
Academic Journal
The author discusses a study by K. Reinier and colleagues which investigated the connection of socioeconomic status to the incidence of sudden cardiac arrest. The author says that the study's results, which reveal that there is higher sudden cardiac arrest incidence in poorer neighbourhoods in metropolitan areas in North America, are not surprising. The author notes that the decisions by health care managers and politicians in instituting health care reforms should be informed by this study.


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