Identifying Youngsters at Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death: A Lifesaving Look at the Evidence

Pediatric cardiologist and electrophysiologist Akash Patel, MD, breaks down the underlying conditions that can cause sudden cardiac arrest leading to death in children and young adults. Though most patients have normal physical exams, he illuminates how providers can ask the right questions and run the right screening tests to find at-risk patients in time to initiate preventive care.

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UCSF Pediatrics

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Akash Patel, MD

Akash Patel, MD

Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist

r. Akash Patel is an electrophysiologist who specializes in caring for fetuses, infants, children, adolescents and young adults with cardiac arrhythmias (abnormal heart rhythms). He also cares for adults with congenital heart disease.

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