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Table 3 Causes of sudden cardiac death and potential inherited cardiac disease in SCD victims aged 1–35 years in Denmark 2000–2009, divided by gender

From: Gender differences in sudden cardiac death in the young-a nationwide study

Cause of sudden cardiac death Men n = 296 (%) Women n = 135 (%) Potential inherited cardiac disease
SADS 124 (42) 68 (50) X
CAD 41 (14) 17 (13) X
Myocarditis 19 (6) 9 (7)  
ARVC 16 (5) 9 (7) X
Congenital heart 6 (2) 7 (5)  
Valve disease 5 (2) 5 (4)  
Aortic dissection 17 (6) 4 (3) X
Hypertrophic heart 19 (6) 4 (3) X
Connective tissue 2 (1) 3 (2) X
Conduction defects 6 (2) 3 (2) X
Other cardiac diseases 5 (2) 6 (4)  
Dilated CM 4 (1) - X
Pulmonary cardiac disease 3 (1) -  
Malformation of coronary artery 3 (1) -  
Hypertrophic CM 4 (1) - X
Coarctation 2 (1) - X
Takyasus 1 (1) -  
Fibrosis in heart 19 (6) - X
Potential inherited cardiac disease 254 (86) 108 (80)