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Cardiovascular mortality in Russia is one of the highest in the world and is 1462 deaths per 100,000 per year. The main mechanisms dramatic outcomes of cardiovascular disease are death due to heart failure and sudden cardiac death (SCD). According to the calculated data 200,000-250,000 patients died suddenly in Russia per year.The problem of the SCD is one of the urgent problems of healthcare because prevalence of it is growing up and there is obvious possibility of effective preventive measures.In the present article presents definitions associated with SCD, mechanisms, primary and secondary risk factors for SCD.

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A V Ardashev


G P Arutyunov

E G Zhelyakov

Yu N Belenkov


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