Call for a sudden cardiac death registry: Should reporting of sudden cardiac death be mandatory?

Robert M. Campbell, Stuart Berger, Michael John Ackerman, Anjan S. Batra

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Abstract

There is currently no central mandatory pedi-atric sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) registry in the United States. Perhaps the time is right to actively endorse and develop a pediatric SCD registry, in collaboration with other agencies, advocacy groups, and organizations. This registry, if well constructed, thorough, and validated, would serve not only important SCD epidemiologic purposes but also provide the seed bed for closer collaboration with medical examiners and coroners and enhance critical cascade testing for identification of genotypically and/or phenotypically affected family members.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)471-473
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Cardiology
Volume33
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2012

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Keywords

  • Pediatric
  • Registry
  • Sudden cardiac arrest
  • Sudden cardiac death

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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