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Association of Early Repolarization Pattern on ECG with Risk of Cardiac and All-Cause Mortality: A Population-Based Prospective Cohort Study (MONICA/KORA)

  • Moritz F. Sinner equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Moritz F. Sinner, Wibke Reinhard, Martina Müller, Christian Hengstenberg, Stefan Kääb

    Affiliation: University Hospital Munich, Campus Grosshadern, Medical Department I, Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, Munich, Germany

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  • Wibke Reinhard equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Moritz F. Sinner, Wibke Reinhard, Martina Müller, Christian Hengstenberg, Stefan Kääb

    Affiliation: Klinik und Poliklinik für Innere Medizin II, Universitätsklinikum Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany

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  • Martina Müller equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Moritz F. Sinner, Wibke Reinhard, Martina Müller, Christian Hengstenberg, Stefan Kääb

    Affiliations: University Hospital Munich, Campus Grosshadern, Medical Department I, Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, Munich, Germany, Institute of Epidemiology, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Neuherberg, Germany

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  • Britt-Maria Beckmann,

    Affiliation: University Hospital Munich, Campus Grosshadern, Medical Department I, Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, Munich, Germany

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  • Eimo Martens,

    Affiliation: University Hospital Munich, Campus Grosshadern, Medical Department I, Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, Munich, Germany

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  • Siegfried Perz,

    Affiliation: Institute of Biological and Medical Imaging, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Neuherberg, Germany

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  • Arne Pfeufer,

    Affiliations: Institute of Human Genetics, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Neuherberg, Germany, Institute of Human Genetics, Technical University Munich, Munich, Germany

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  • Janina Winogradow,

    Affiliation: Klinik und Poliklinik für Innere Medizin II, Universitätsklinikum Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany

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  • Klaus Stark,

    Affiliation: Klinik und Poliklinik für Innere Medizin II, Universitätsklinikum Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany

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  • Christa Meisinger,

    Affiliation: Institute of Epidemiology, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Neuherberg, Germany

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  • H.-Erich Wichmann,

    Affiliations: Institute of Epidemiology, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Neuherberg, Germany, Institute of Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, Chair of Epidemiology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany, Klinikum Grosshadern, Munich, Germany

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  • Annette Peters,

    Affiliation: Institute of Epidemiology, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Neuherberg, Germany

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  • Günter A. J. Riegger,

    Affiliation: Klinik und Poliklinik für Innere Medizin II, Universitätsklinikum Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany

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  • Gerhard Steinbeck,

    Affiliation: University Hospital Munich, Campus Grosshadern, Medical Department I, Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, Munich, Germany

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  • Christian Hengstenberg equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Moritz F. Sinner, Wibke Reinhard, Martina Müller, Christian Hengstenberg, Stefan Kääb

    Affiliation: Klinik und Poliklinik für Innere Medizin II, Universitätsklinikum Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany

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  • Stefan Kääb equal contributor mail

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Moritz F. Sinner, Wibke Reinhard, Martina Müller, Christian Hengstenberg, Stefan Kääb

    skaab@med.lmu.de

    Affiliation: University Hospital Munich, Campus Grosshadern, Medical Department I, Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, Munich, Germany

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  • Published: July 27, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000314

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Early repolarization what can be done ?

Posted by VSpeziali on 09 Jan 2012 at 15:53 GMT

Since a large number of people are found to have early repolarization pattern what can the medical profession do to prevent sudden cardiac death. Apart from implanting every
single person who has ERP with an implantable cardioverter defribillator.?

No competing interests declared.