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October 8, 1982

Sudden Coronary Death

JAMA. 1982;248(14):1761. doi:10.1001/jama.1982.03330140069045

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This book comprises a series of papers that are the result of a conference entitled "Sudden Coronary Death" held by the New York Academy of Sciences in May 1981. The conference was a convocation of world leaders representing divergent viewpoints and different approaches to the problem of sudden coronary death syndrome. The scope of the discussions is broad, but seems to encompass most current theory and the results of investigations into this important problem in attempts to forestall or prevent its occurrence.

The papers are universally of high quality and, in many instances, provocative. They are followed up with discussions among the conference attendees that highlight certain points and, although brief, tend to fill in the prepared papers with spontaneous comments. The papers are well referenced and represent an outstanding collection for the physician and scientist seeking a comprehensive update of the body of knowledge and