Unexplained cardiac death project

The Unexplained cardiac death project is an Australian research project that aims to prevent deaths due to sudden cardiac arrest.

The project is collecting key information about people aged 1–50 years who have been affected by sudden cardiac arrest. Participants include survivors of sudden cardiac arrest and genetic family members, who may share inherited cardiac conditions.

The Unexplained cardiac death project will commence in Victoria, with the registry team working closely with Ambulance Victoria, the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, the Alfred Hospital, the Royal Melbourne Hospital, the Royal Children’s Hospital and St Vincent’s Hospital.

A roll-out in New South Wales and then nationally will follow.