Table of Content

Open Access iconOpen Access


Sudden cardiac death in the young: Epidemiology and overview

Mark S. Link

Cardiac Electrophysiology, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA

* Corresponding Author: Mark S. Link, Cardiac Electrophysiology, UT Southwestern, Clinical Heart Center, 5939 Harry Hines Blvd., 8th Floor, Suite HP8.110, Dallas, TX 75390-9198. Email: email

Congenital Heart Disease 2017, 12(5), 597-599.


Sudden cardiac death (SCD), particularly in the young athlete, is a rare though devastating event for families, institutions, and communities at large. It can also affect the nonathlete and occur at rest, although most commonly associated with exercise activities and/or sports participation. Common causes of SCD include cardiomyopathies, particularly hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in the United States, congenital coronary artery anomalies, channelopathies, among others. This report will explore an overview of the prevalence and causes of SCD in the young.


Cite This Article

APA Style
Link, M.S. (2017). Sudden cardiac death in the young: epidemiology and overview. Congenital Heart Disease, 12(5), 597-599.
Vancouver Style
Link MS. Sudden cardiac death in the young: epidemiology and overview. Congeni Heart Dis. 2017;12(5):597-599
IEEE Style
M.S. Link, "Sudden cardiac death in the young: Epidemiology and overview," Congeni. Heart Dis., vol. 12, no. 5, pp. 597-599. 2017.

cc This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License , which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
  • 1195


  • 1007


  • 0


Share Link