Diabetes as a risk factor for sudden death

Lancet. 1999 Dec 4;354(9194):1968-9. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(99)04383-4.


Although a family history of sudden death was a risk factor for sudden death in the Paris Prospective Study I, diabetes was also a strong risk factor, with a similar risk after accounting for other cardiovascular risk factors. Diabetes, however, was not a risk factor for death by myocardial infarction.

Publication types

  • Letter

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Death, Sudden / etiology*
  • Death, Sudden, Cardiac / etiology
  • Diabetes Complications*
  • Family Health
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Heart Diseases / complications
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Myocardial Infarction / etiology
  • Odds Ratio
  • Paris
  • Prospective Studies
  • Risk Factors