Merve Gönül Yekben, Oytun Erbaş

Institute of Experimental Medicine, Gebze-Kocaeli, Türkiye

Keywords: Epidemiology, risk factors, sudden cardiac death, sudden non-cardiac death.


The largest challenge in modern cardiology is certainly sudden death (SD). Sudden death is described as an unanticipated, nontraumatic death that occurs within an hour of the development of new or worsening symptoms, within 24 hours of the last time the person was seen alive. Genetic, environmental, or acquired factors may all play a role in SD. In this review, we evaluated the factors related to both sudden cardiac death and sudden non-cardiac death and we explained the epidemiology of SD and the disorders that are associated with SD.

Cite this article as: Gönül Yekben M, Erbaş O. Sudden death: Causes, epidemiology, and associations in cardiology. D J Tx Sci 2023;8(1-2):41-47. doi: 10.5606/ dsufnjt.2023.17.

Author Contributions

All authors contributed equally to the article.

Data Sharing Statement:
The data that support the findings of this study are available from the corresponding author upon reasonable request.

Conflict of Interest

The authors declared no conflicts of interest with respect to the authorship and/ or publication of this article.

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