Synopsis:Sudden cardiac death (SCD) among postmenopausal women with coronary artery disease is common. The presence of congestive heart failure, reduced kidney function, atrial fibrillation, physical inactivity, and diabetes are independent risk factors for SCD. Some of these factors can be modified and SCD can be prevented.
Source: Deo R, et al. Risk factor and prediction modeling for sudden cardiac death in women with coronary artery disease. Arch Intern Med 2011;171:1703-1709.