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how likely is cardiac arrest in Teenagers

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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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
28 years experience Family Medicine
Pancreatitis : A person suffering from pancreatitis can become extremely ill, and because of the various things that can happen if they become very ill, then yes, it ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
22 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Call 911: If you think you are having a heart attack, seek immediate medical attention. If you have a cardiac arrest, someone else will have to do it for you.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Caffeine overdose: What happens to you after a caffeine overdose is highly dependent on your condition going into the od. If you were otherwise normal, your risk would ... Read More
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 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael DePietro
34 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Very rare: This is an extremely rare phenomena. Can happen in the setting of trauma to the chest, or underlying congenital heart disease perhaps, can also be see ... Read More
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 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Several: But ventricular fibrillation is common, and ventricular tachycardia, or cardiac asystole may occur.
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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
38 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Yes: There are many causes of sudden cardiac arrest. In younger individuals the cause is more likely to be a primary arrhythmia whereas in older persons it ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Asaf Presente
15 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Definitely yes: Bulimics are constantly vomiting - this screws up their acid-base status as well as their electrolytes (like sodium and potassium) in their blood - th ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience Addiction Medicine
Electrolytes or alka: The more common causes are low potassium or alkaline blood. Malnutrition can lead to a dilated heart, which can also lead to death.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nassir Azimi
22 years experience Interventional Cardiology
Yes: Sudden cardiac arrest is often related to an arrhythmia and can spontaneously resolve in some cases. E.G. A person passess out and regains conscious ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luke Hermann
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
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
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gilbert Perry
40 years experience Cardiology
Sudden death: Yes, cardiac arrhythmia is the usual mechanism of sudden cardiac death in athletes. Usually there is some type of underlying heart disease (for examp ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Dinerman
33 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Not usually. : Typically stress/anxiety causes the heart to race by activating the "adrenaline" part of the nervous system. Only in rare conditions like long qt syn ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jesus Yap
Dr. Jesus Yap answered
52 years experience Cardiology
Coronary artery dise: Coronary artery disease is the most frequent cause of sudden death over the age of 60. Unfortunately some of these have no symptoms prior to their car ... Read More
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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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
36 years experience Internal medicine
Quite rare: It is believed to be genetic in origin and quite rare, but can be devastating as it can be the origin of sudden cardiac death from ventricular tachyca ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
38 years experience Anesthesiology
Electrolytes: Bulimia lends itself to upsetting the normal chemistry in the blood which is needed to normal functioning of the heart. Not allowing the body to abso ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Intermittent: MVP is dependent on loading conditions - thus it can be intermittent. In that regard, it could happen "suddenly" and disappear just as suddenly. Note ... Read More

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