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Cardiac arrest young

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erin Robertson
General Practice 19 years experience
Tough question: We know some risk factors - prolonged QT Syndrome, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, blunt trauma to the chest, possibly SUDEP (sudden unexpected death in ... Read More
Dr. Jason Ramirez
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Arrhythmia: simple answer is an arrhythmia or sudden abnormal electrical impulses in heart. hard answer is what causes it to happen. I agree, some risk factors ... Read More
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Cardiac arrest: A number of causes underlying cardiac disease like hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, arrythmogenic right heart cardiomyopathy, could be sudden clot if has ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 16 years experience
Abnormal rythm: Cardiac arrest in young people is most commonly cause by an abnormal rhythm that originates from the pumping chamber of the heart (ventricle). Heart a... Read More
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Rare but many causes: Incidence: 1 in 280, 000 unscreened.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luke Hermann
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Depends: Undiagnosed structural heart problems can (very rarely) lead to a cardiac arrest in what appears to be an otherwise healthy person. Certain illegal dr... Read More
Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Sick heart: If heart is not working well and if suddenly there is a high demand this can cause an arrest.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
Very rare: Unless some one an underlying diseases such as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, the likelyhood of having a cardiac arrest is remote.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Greenfield
Thoracic Surgery 37 years experience
Low: Possible, but low. The more risk factors one has, the higher the risk. These include family history, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking an... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Cardiac arrest: There are huge numbers of soccer players in the world. Some who have congenital sudden death risk will die when they are young. 'So many' is actually ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Cardiology 23 years experience
Sudden Heart Death: Sudden cardiac arrest or death in young athelets is very rare (about 100 cases per year in usa). Mostly due to ventricular fibrillation, hypertrophic ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
SCA: Sudden cardiac arrest in a healthy young person is a very low probability event. When you hear about it in a young person, they generally have a struc... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Possible: It is possible, but rare. There are cases of young healthy athletes arresting while playing sports. This is usually thought to be caused by abnormal... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Viswanath Chinta
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Unpredeictable: As your age is 22, after reaching 198, you are predisposed to Cardiac arrythmias, instead of normal heart beat,,, abnormal unhealthy heart contraction... Read More

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