What disease has no symptoms, but leads to sudden death in young adults
Do you mean SCD (sudden cardiac death)?
Yes I think it is something like that. I know that people who have it do not even know there is anything wrong with them.
pulmonary embolism. It's where a clot (usually from your legs) travels to an artery in the lungs causing blockage. If found quickly, it can be treated with blood thinners, but most don't know they have it. Usually, pulmonary embolism is caused by DVT (deep vein thrombosis). I don't think it is common in young adults, but it is a cause of sudden death in healthy, young adults.
An old high school classmate died in his sleep a couple of months ago due to pulmonary embolism. He was a healthy, active 27 year old.
It could also be an abdominal aortic aneurysm. This is a ballooning the aorta within the abdomen and it usually causes no symptoms until it bursts and if this happens it is often fatal.
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30% of people with pulmonary embolism die based on autopsy reports. Most of those 30% were never even diagnosed with pulmonary embolism. Clot formed that was small enough not to cause symptoms, breaks off the vein, lodges in the lungs, blocks oxygen.
There are a variety of things that can lead to sudden death in young adults such as undiagnosed heart and diabetic troubles. There was an Olympic figure skater who died of heart problems at the ripe young age of 28.
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