Conclusions In this large, population based study, the use of venlafaxine was not associated with an excess risk of sudden cardiac death or near death compared with fluoxetine, dosulepin, or citalopram, in patients with depression or anxiety.
In this study, the overall lifetime risk among 40-year-olds was 12.3% for men and 4.2% for women.
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Results: SCD occurred in 8.6% of patients during 3 years of follow-up. During the initial hospitalization for MI, the strongest predictors of SCD were atrial fibrillation (AF) (hazard ratio [HR], 2.0), prior stroke (HR, 2.0), and smoking (HR, 1.5). In the first 30 days after MI, the strongest predictors of SCD were recurrent MI (HR, 3.5), rehospitalization (HR, 2.5), and coronary artery bypass graft surgery (HR, 2.3). The strongest predictors of SCD from 30 days to 6 months after MI were prior transient ischemic attack (HR, 1.8), prior diabetes (HR, 1.7), and new left bundle branch block (HR, 1.7). From 6 months to 3 years after MI, the strongest predictors of SCD were prior MI (HR, 1.7), recurrent MI (HR, 1.7), and AF (HR, 1.6).
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Unexplained syncope is a risk factor for SCD in patients with HCM.