sudden death


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ˌsudden ˈdeath

a way of deciding the winner of a game when scores are equal at the end. The players or teams continue playing and the game ends as soon as one of them gains the lead: If no one scores in the next five minutes the game will go to sudden death.They won the match after an exciting sudden-death play-off.
See also: death, sudden

sudden death

mod. having to do with something short, quick, and decisive. The game ended in a sudden death playoff.
See also: death, sudden
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Sudden deaths among the 29 physicians were highly prevalent at the tertiary hospitals, especially the affiliated hospital of medical college/university.
Dr Wilson praised what he described as a proactive approach from coroners in Wales in encouraging families to be screened when there had been a sudden death.
No significant associations were found with sudden death, ventricular arrhythmia, or all-cause mortality.
Sickle cell disease is rare but exists in Pakistan and should be considered as a possible cause of exercise related sudden deaths in recruits and athletes.
Similar genetic variations in structural proteins in dilated cardiomyopathy and arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia also predispose individuals to an elevated risk of sudden death due to reentrant ventricular tachyarrhyhmias (2).
In a multivariate analysis that controlled for age, gender, smoking, alcohol abuse, concomitant medications, cardiovascular disease, arrhythmia, hypertension, diabetes, heart failure, and hypercholesterolemia, people who died from sudden death were 2.
But with less than two minutes played in the sudden death period Colin Shields' hard pass was shot home by Ashley Tait to secure a 2-1 win and the bronze medal.
Over a relatively short follow-up of 4 years, the devices terminated ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation and immediately restored sinus rhythm in 20% of patients considered to be at high risk of sudden death, "including a sizeable number of children, and predominantly in patients with no or only mildly limiting symptoms," reported Dr.
In sudden death, Ochoa made a par at the second extra hole to repeat her 2005 win at Rochester.
Noble (a sudden cardiac arrest survivor) of his experiences with having congenital heart problems and who has had to learn to live with the constant threat of sudden death.
Sales of the controlled-release amphetamine mixed with salts, distributed by Shire Pharmaceuticals Group PLC, had been suspended earlier this year in Canada after the release of postmarketing reports of sudden death in 12 children in the United States who had taken the drug between 1999 and 2003.
After adjustment for all the standard cardiovascular risk factors, sagittal abdominal diameter--a measure of abdominal fat--was significantly associated with increased risk of sudden death.
When the roots die, the upper tree and limbs die from lack of water (see Sudden Death Looms for Oaks, American Forests, Summer 2001).
An article in the September 9, 2004 New England Journal of Medicine reported that patients using the antibiotic erythromycin at the same time as drugs that strongly inhibited cytochrome P-450 3A (CYP3A, an enzyme in the liver that helps remove many drugs from the body) had an increased risk of sudden death from cardiac (heart) causes.
To be sure, sudden death from cardiac causes occurs with unusually high frequency during or shortly after vigorous physical exertion.