Sudden cardiac death – 4
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. The use of data from the Women’s Health Initiative, a large NIH-funded study, underscores the importance of volunteers.
Nickens: It’s very important for people and certainly women to participate in clinical research and clinical studies.
Narrator: Dr. Patrice Nickens at the NIH says researchers have recently gained insights on sudden cardiac death.
Nickens: We have very important information on the incidence and prevalence of this disease, which results in premature death
Narrator: She adds there is now a better understanding of who is at risk, namely women who are African-American, older, have elevated hip-waist ratio or higher pulse. For more information, visit www.nhlbi.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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