medical Definition of sudden cardiac death
- The defibrillator is intended for use in patients who are at high risk of sudden cardiac death due to ventricular tachyarrhythmia.
- —Stuart L. Nightingale, The Journal of the American Medical Association, 11 Apr., 1986
- Noting that two drugs under evaluation increased patients' chances of sudden cardiac death, federal officials this week halted a major portion of a large, multicenter clinical trial designed to evaluate the long-term effectiveness of drugs that suppress abnormal heart rhythms.
- —Rick Weiss, Science News, 29 Apr. 1989