Sudden death in young people

Sudden death in young people is rare, but those at risk can take precautions. Find out more about the risk factors, causes and treatments.



Heart palpitations

Heart palpitations are skipped, fluttering or racing heartbeats that aren't usually a symptom of a serious heart problem. Discover the causes and symptoms of this condition.

Tests and diagnosis

EEG (electroencephalogram)

Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG)

Genetic testing

Genetic testing is used to detect altered genes that may cause illness or disease. Although genetic testing can offer important health information, it has limitations.

Holter monitor

Treatments and drugs

Automated external defibrillators: Do you need an AED?

Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs)


Oct. 27, 2015