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 […]

Sudden arrhythmic death and cardiomyopathy are important causes of sudden cardiac death in the UK: results from a national coronial autopsy database

Mary N Sheppard, Joseph Westaby, Emelia Zullo, Belmira V E Fernandez, Steve Cox, Alison Cox. Histopathology. 2023 Jun. Read the paper here. Abstract: Aims: Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is defined as natural unexpected death in witnessed cases occurring < 1 h and in unwitnessed cases as last seen alive < 24 h. SCD due to ischaemic heart disease (IHD) is frequent […]

Genetically determined cardiomyopathies at autopsy: the pivotal role of the pathologist in establishing the diagnosis and guiding family screening

Mary N Sheppard, Allard C van der Wal, Jytte Banner, Giulia d’Amati, Monica De Gaspari, Rosa De Gouveia, Cira Di Gioia, Carla Giordano, Maiken Kudahl Larsen, Matthew J Lynch, Joaquin Lucena, Pilar Molina, Sarah Parsons, M Paz Suarez-Mier, Stefania Rizzo, Simon Kim Suvarna, Wouter P Te Rijdt, Gaetano Thiene, Aryan Vink, Joseph Westaby, Katarzyna Michaud, […]