J. Russell Green Jr., M.D.; L. Jerome Krovetz, M.D., Ph.D.; Douglas R. Shanklin, M.D.; James J. DeVito, M.D.; W. Jape Taylor, M.D.
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The sudden death of a 16-year-old boy and his 14-year-old sister led to the establishment of a family pedigree encompassing eight generations with historical details on 127 members, and to the clinical study of 20 members of current generations. Twenty-one cases of unexpected death in both sexes, dating back to the early 1800's, have been recorded. The age at the time of death ranged from 3 to 58 with an average age of 33. However, in one subgroup of the family in which 10 deaths occurred, the average age at time of death was 17 years.
Syncope of variable frequency
Green JR, Krovetz LJ, Shanklin DR, DeVito JJ, Taylor WJ. A Pathological Basis for Sudden Death in Eight Generations.. Ann Intern Med. ;63:906. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-63-5-906_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;63(5):906.
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