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Author Thiene, Gaetano, author.

Title Sudden cardiac death in the young and athletes : text atlas of pathology and clinical correlates / Gaetano Thiene, Domenico Corrado, Cristina Basso.

Published Milan : Springer, 2016.

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Physical description 1 online resource (x, 190 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Springer English/International eBooks 2016 - Full Set
Springer Medicine eBooks 2016 English+International
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1 Definition, epidemiology and pathophysiologic mechanisms -- 2 Coronary Artery Diseases -- 3 Cardiomyopathies -- 4 Myocarditis -- 5 Valve diseases -- 6 Conduction system abnormalities -- 7 Congenital heart diseases -- 8 Ion channel diseases -- 9 How to study sudden death at autopsy: protocol of investigation -- 10 Molecular pathology and genetic screening -- 11 The Veneto Region experience -- 12 Prevention.
Summary This text atlas focuses on the pathology and molecular genetics of sudden cardiac death in the young and in athletes, presenting the state of the art in the field as the basis for development and implementation of more effective prevention strategies, including, ultimately, molecular therapy that will cure the underlying biological defect. A wealth of high-resolution color images, accompanied by clear supporting text, are presented to document the anatomic pathology of the cardiac diseases most frequently responsible for sudden cardiac death in this population, including coronary artery diseases, cardiomyopathies, myocarditis, valve diseases, conduction system abnormalities, congenital heart diseases, and ion channel diseases. The role of the molecular autopsy in overcoming the limitations of morphological investigations and offering new insights and avenues for prevention is explained. The approach is, however, interdisciplinary, with close attention also to epidemiologic and clinical aspects. The authors draw throughout on their experience gained over 30 years in the course of a prospective study carried out in the Veneto Region, North East Italy. This text atlas will be of great value not only for cardiologists but also for geneticists, sports physicians, and residents in cardiology and pathology.
Other author Corrado, Domenico, author.
Basso, Cristina, author.
SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Cardiac arrest in children.
Sudden death in adolescence.
Sudden death in children.
Child athletes -- Health and hygiene.
Teenage athletes -- Health and hygiene.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9788847057760 electronic bk.
8847057760 electronic bk.
9788847057753
8847057752 (print)
9788847057753 (print)
Standard Number 10.1007/978-88-470-5776-0