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sudden death

 

Definition: death occurring rapidly and generally unexpectedly; usually from a cardiac dysrhythmia or myocardial infarction, but also from any cause of rapid death, pulmonary embolus, stroke, ruptured aortic aneurysm, aortic dissection.

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