Sudden Cardiac Death

 

Recent Advancements & Initiatives

The Center for Coronary Artery Anomalies at the Texas Heart Institute is doing breakthrough research on the prevention of sudden cardiac death in the young.  Such cases of sudden cardiac death are tied to heart conditions which certain children are born with and which are difficult to detect.

This prevention-oriented research is aimed at finding the optimal means to identify children who may have them. This novel study will use a questionnaire, an electrocardiogram, and simplified cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The Center is striving to produce experimental evidence that will likely change the way these conditions are viewed by the general public and the medical profession in general.

This research study is based on good science, has been approved by an independent institutional review board (ethics committee), and will follow all federal and state rules for such studies.