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Sudden Cardiac Arrest in the young

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erin Robertson
18 years experience General Practice
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
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
15 years experience Cardiology
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
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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 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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Greenfield
36 years experience Thoracic Surgery
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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
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 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 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
47 years experience Family Medicine
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 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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