Cardiac Sudden DeathSudden death is an unexpected natural death of cardiac origin occurring within one hour of the onset of the first symptoms. It is often wrongly confused with a myocardial infarction, but it does not have an ischemic origin and has a genetic origin.
Identifying Sudden Death Syndrome in PatientsSymptoms that indicate that a patient is suitable for a SudD inCode® test: Family history of cardiac deaths at a young age, a patient who faints, an arrhythmia observed with electrocardiographic methods or a recovered cardiac arrest. Some patients can show certain symptoms such as fainting and arrhythmia, but in many cases a cardiac arrest takes place. The SudD inCode® test is designed to find the disease-causing mutations in these individuals and the mutations are then screened in family members to identify asymptomatic individuals who can develop the disease in the future. The right diagnosis saves lives through measures such as the implantation of a defibrillator. The SudD inCode® service analyzes this genetic information together with the patient’s clinical data to enable healthcare professionals to:
- Identify the causal mutation in the index case and in first-degree relatives.
- Establish clinical diagnosis
- Confirm clinical diagnosis
- Provide recommendations for the optimum management of patients
- Patients who suffer unexplained syncope, idiopathic ventricular fibrillation, heart arrest and/ortorsades de points induced by drugs.
- Cases of sudden death of unknown origin or with doubtful electrocardiographic signs and suspicion of hereditary sudden death.
- Long QT Syndrome (LQTS)
- Brugada Syndrome (BrS)
- Short QT Syndrome (SQTS)
- Sick sinus Syndrome (SSS)
- Unexplained Bradycardia
- Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia (CPVT)
- Arrhythmia during exercise
- Progressive Conduction Defect
- Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy (ARVC)
- Hypertrophic Cardiomiopathy (HCM)
- Unexplained cardiac hypertrophy (UCH)
- Dilated Cardiomiopathy (HCM)
- Non Compaction Cardiomiopathy (adult and neonatal)
- Restrictive Cardiomiopathy
- Marfan Syndrome (MS)
- Fabry’s Disease (FD)
- Thoracic aortic aneurysms and aortic dissections (TAAD)
- Glycogen deposit disease (GDD)
- Wolff-Parkinson White Syndrome