Sudden Death Screening

What Is A Sudden Death Screening​?

Sudden Death Screening is a test that looks at the electrical activity of the heart to understand the potential risks of cardiac tachyarrhythmias such as Long QT syndromes, Wolf Parkinson’s White syndrome, Ventricular Fibrillation, T-wave alternans which can lead to Ventricular Tachycardia, as well as other cardiac conditions leading to tachyarrhythmias that can be life-threatening.

How Do You Prepare For A Sudden Death Screening?

Prior to the visit, a board-certified cardiologist will try to obtain as much history as possible to understand in your family line who might be susceptible to sudden cardiac death.

Why Is A Sudden Death Screening Performed?

Suddent Cardiac Death Screen Ejection Fraction ChartSudden Death Screening is performed to screen the potential risks of cardiac tachyarrhythmias such as Long QT syndromes, Wolf Parkinson’s White syndrome, Ventricular Fibrillation, T-wave alternans which can lead to Ventricular Tachycardia, as well as other cardiac conditions leading to tachyarrhythmias that can be life-threatening. We can also provide sources for genetic testing for cardiac relations if necessary.

What Can You Expect During A Sudden Death Screening?

During a screening, expect to answer questions directly related to your health and history as well as your family history, exercise history, and any other concerning signs or symptoms.

What Is The Follow Up Like For A Sudden Death Screening?

Patients that are found to be at high risk for Sudden Death require close monitoring. Follow-up screenings are determined on a case by case basis.

Are There Other Related Tests To A Sudden Death Screening​?

12-level electrocardiogram and exercise stress test are two related screening procedures.

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