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how common is cardiac arrest in Teenagers

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Heart disease: It depends on what their heart problem is. Some things are associated with sudden death, other things are of minor significance.

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Dowd
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Not common: Unfortunately, uncommon. Hard to say exactly, & depends somewhat on what kind of cardiac arrest, what other problems the person has, how long before c ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Cooley
28 years experience Cardiology
Death: There may be several symptoms that precede cardiac arrest. These include chest pain, palpitations, fainting or near fainting spells or shortness of b ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Not very common: I don't have the exact statistics, but sudden cardiac death is not a common thing across all age groups. Children are the least affected one, though, ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
It happens.: Blow to the chest, hypertrophy, lqts and Marfan syndrome are all possible causes.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Very rare: Unless some one an underlying diseases such as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, the likelyhood of having a cardiac arrest is remote.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Arrest: Cardiac arrest in the young in extremely rare
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harinder Gill
38 years experience Cardiology
VNG testing: Though unlikely transient disturbance in cardiac rhythm can occur and if severe theoretically induce arrest,the facility should be equipped to easily ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rada Ivanov
30 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes and no: If the child has a cardiac problem that has not been diagnosed, they are more prone to have a cardiac arrest if they participate in athletic activitie ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenny Chuu
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Same as the cause: Hi Stephen, Usually the cause of death is either the same as the disease that caused the cardiac arrest or as a result of secondary injury due to poor ... Read More

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