Yield of Molecular Autopsy in Sudden Cardiac Death in Athletes. Data from a Large Registry in the United Kingdom

Read the full paper here Gherardo Finocchiaro, Davide Radaelli, David Johnson, Raghav T Bhatia, Joseph Westaby, Stefano D’Errico, Michael Papadakis, Sanjay Sharma, Mary N Sheppard, Elijah R Behr. Europace. 2024 Jan 30.Abstract:Background: Sudden cardiac death (SCD) may occur in apparently healthy individuals, including athletes. We report the diagnostic role of post-mortem genetic testing, molecular autopsy […]

Seasonal Variation in Sudden Cardiac Death: Insights from a Large United Kingdom Registry

Read the full paper here Ioannis Panayiotides, Joseph Westaby, Elijah R Behr, Michael Papadakis, Sanjay Sharma, Gherardo Finocchiaro, Mary N Sheppard. Hellenic journal of cardiology. 2024 Jan 19. Abstract:Background: Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is relatively common and may occur in apparently healthy individuals. The role of seasonal variation as a risk factor for SCD is […]

Insights into malignant mitral valve degenerative disease from a sudden cardiac death cohort highlighting significant measurement differences from normal

Read the full paper here Joseph Westaby, Luciana Bicalho, Emelia Zullo, Mary N Sheppard. Histopathology. 2024 Jan 17Abstract:Aims: Mitral valve prolapse (MVP) is an accepted cause of sudden cardiac death (SCD) in most autopsy series. Diagnosis at autopsy relies upon subjective assessment with no established objective pathological criteria. This study set out to establish objective […]