The incidence of sudden cardiac death in Austria

F. Halberg, Germaine G Cornelissen-Guillaume, D. Schnaiter, G. Mitsutake, K. Otsuka, B. Fišer, J. Siegelová, A. Olah, E. E. Bakken, S. Chibisov

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The aim of the study was to assess the time structure (chronome) of sudden cardiac death (SCD) in Austria. The daily incidence of SCD (ICD-10 I46.1) in Austria was obtained for the 4-year span from Jan 2002 to Dec 2005. Data were available separately for men and women. This data series was analyzed by linear-nonlinear rhythmometry. The major feature is the detection of a cis-half-year that is validated nonlinearly, the estimated period of the cis-half-year is 0.408 year (95% CI: 0.389, 0.426). It is concluded that the chronobiological analysis of sudden cardiac death in Austria showed the variability of total incidence with the period of a cis-half-year.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)151-156
Number of pages6
JournalScripta Medica Facultatis Medicae Universitatis Brunensis Masarykianae
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2007


  • Chronobiology
  • Cis-half-year period
  • Sudden cardiac death


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