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Title: Young hearts run free
Authors: Bonnici, Laura
Abela, Mark
Keywords: Heart -- Diseases -- Youth
Coronary heart disease
Cardiac arrest
Heart -- Diseases -- Malta
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: University of Malta
Citation: Bonnici, L. (2018). Young hearts run free. THINK Magazine, 24, 54-55.
Abstract: There are times in life when death haunts us all. It is most tragic when it strikes down our youth. This year, Italian footballer Davide Astori and Belgian cyclist Michael Goolaerts made headlines after they died unexpectedly. Also making headlines was sudden cardiac death (SCD). Ischaemic heart disease is the most common cause of cardiac deaths, its likelihood increasing with age. A blockage in one of the arteries supplying the heart starves it of oxygen and nutrients, leading to heart attacks, sometimes resulting in cardiac arrest, in which there is sudden and unexpected loss of electrical heart function. But SCD in young people is very different from cardiac death later in life.
ISSN: 23060735
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Think Magazine, Issue 24

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