Pathology of Sudden Cardiac Death: An Illustrated Guide

Pathology of Sudden Cardiac Death: An Illustrated Guide

Editor(s): Brooks S. Edwards, Jesse E. Edwards

Published Online: 12 NOV 2007

Print ISBN: 9781405122122

Online ISBN: 9780470988480

DOI: 10.1002/9780470988480

About this Book

Pathology of Sudden Cardiac Death provides a comprehensive review of cardiovascular disorders. While sudden cardiac death could primarily be seen as an arrhythmogenic event, this actually represents the minority of cases. For the vast majority, there is an underlying anatomic disorder of the cardiovascular system responsible for the ultimate hemodynamic collapse known as sudden cardiac death.


Although an increasing array of non-invasive diagnostic tools continue to develop, many physicians and operators of these new diagnostic modalities have never actually seen specimens which demonstrate the fundamental pathologic abnormalities. By providing an atlas style review of ischemic and non-ischemic etiologies of sudden cardiac death, this book opens a window to see the underlying pathology first hand.

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