Sudden unexpected death in alcohol misuse – an unrecognized public health issue?


Templeton, Alexa H., Carter, Karen L.T., Sheron, Nick, Gallagher, Patrick J. and Verrill, Clare (2009) Sudden unexpected death in alcohol misuse – an unrecognized public health issue? International journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 6, (12), 3070-3081. (doi:10.3390/ijerph6123070).

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Original Publication URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph6123070

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Sudden arrhythmic cardiac death can occur in chronic misusers of alcohol. The only findings at post mortem are fatty liver and a negative or low blood alcohol. This is an under-recognized entity. Coroner‘s post mortems in a typical UK city were studied. Seven out of 1,292 (0.5%) post mortems were deemed to have died of alcohol associated arrhythmic death. Applying this study to the UK as a whole, alcohol related arrhythmic death or as we have termed it SUDAM (Sudden Unexpected Death in Alcohol Misuse) probably accounts for around 1,000 deaths, many of which are misattributed to other causes

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1661-7827 (print)
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Keywords: alcohol, death, post mortem, sudden cardiac death
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Medicine > Infection, Inflammation and Repair
ePrint ID: 72571
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2010
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:51
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/72571

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