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26th February, 2018
Sridevi’s untimely death brings to forefront sudden cardiac death in women

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

The tragic and very untimely death of actor Sridevi, a Padma Shri Awardee, brings to forefront the topic of sudden cardiac death (SCD) in women. The passing away of a talented actor reiterates the need to identify women at risk and to manage these risk factors for better outcomes.

SCD is an unexpected death that occurs due to a cardiovascular cause. While those with heart disease are at a greater risk of sudden cardiac arrest leading to sudden cardiac death, it is the asymptomatic person, who appears healthy and has no known heart disease, who is most at risk of sudden cardiac arrest. SCD can be the first manifestation of coronary artery disease (CAD). Lifestyle factors that influence CAD risk might also have an impact on the risk for SCD..... read more

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HCFI and NCD cell of IMA condone Sridevi’s untimely demiser
It is imperative to diagnose heart conditions in women in a timely manner
New Delhi, 25th February 2018: Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) and NCD cell of IMA condone the untimely death of Padma Shri Awardee Ms Sridevi and dedicate a special campaign about prevention of sudden cardiac death among women to her. In 1999, she released health messages regarding prevention of heart disease. A 38-year follow-up from the Framingham Heart study evaluated the incidence of sudden cardiac death in women compared with men.
The study revealed that women had a lower sudden cardiac death (SCD) rate than men at all ages. The risk of sudden death among women with coronary heart disease is one-half that of men with coronary heart disease. A higher fraction of sudden deaths in women occur in the absence of prior overt coronary heart disease (63% vs 44% in men).
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