Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is a common disorder and an unsolved issue for health care providers. Despite several risk factors for SCD, some cases experience SCD as an initial presentation of cardiovascular disease. Prediction of individuals at increased risk for SCD is important for implementing community-based approaches and individual-based therapies with high costs, such as implantable defibrillators. This chapter discusses the potential role of biomarkers in predicting SCD in different cardiovascular diseases.
Keywords: Biomarkers, Cardiovascular disease, Health care providers, Implantable defibrillators, Risk factors, Sudden cardiac death (SCD).