The magnitude of sudden cardiac death remains considerable although overall cardiovascular mortality rates have been declining. This thesis enhances our understanding of the epidemiology of sudden cardiac death by developing a new method using administrative health data for case ascertainment. Declining trends in sudden cardiac death rates were observed in Western Australia, which were independent of sex and a hospitalisation history for cardiovascular disease. Clinical predictors for the risk of sudden cardiac death were identified following key cardiovascular disease events. These findings demonstrate substantial benefits and future potential from both primary and secondary prevention for sudden cardiac death.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||7 Aug 2017|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2016|