volume 8, issue 12, P1364-1365 2016
DOI: 10.15252/emmm.201606967
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Abstract: The sudden unexpected death of a child is a devastating event. One of the first questions a family will ask is “Why did this happen?” In some cases, the answer may become obvious during a postmortem examination, but in up to 40% of cases, the postmortem is negative (Bagnall et al, 2016). In the last 1–2 decades, an improved understanding of the genetic basis of the primary arrhythmia syndromes, the major cause of sudden unexplained death in children with structurally normal hearts, has greatly enhanced our abi…

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