Published online by Cambridge University Press: 19 August 2019
A brief introduction on demographics is followed by a section on the aims of investigation of sudden cardiac death. Specific cardiac causes are dealt with in turn: congenital heart disease, coronary artery anomalies, cardiomyopathy, myocarditis and metabolic disease. A section is then devoted to cases where there is no morphological abnormality and death is due to ion channelopathy. There is a separate discussion of sudden infant death syndrome as a possible sudden cardiac death. The chapter closes with a brief discussion of commotio cordis.