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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 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Must be examined: to determine the exact nature of your palpitations. You will need an EKG and/or a 24 hour holter monitor to determine the nature of these issues as we ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience Endocrinology
Blood clot, atheroma: Hi. A sudden heart attack (MI) is caused when a lesion in an artery that projects into the lumen (called an atheroma, and made of inflammatory cells, ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luke Hermann
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Very rarely: Primary cardiac arrest (not related to choking, drowning, etc) is exceedingly rare in children but can happen. Structural problems in the heart that a ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
13 years experience Cardiology
VTac VFib: The most important to know probably are Ventricular Tachycardia, Ventricula Fibrillation.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Maybe: valuation to prevent said nothing athletes can be done by an exam by my making position and or cardiologist and echocardiogram and EKG along with a fa ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
No: No. Matthew you have asked about virtually every beta blocker out there. Ate you talking with your physician?
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A male asked:
Dr. Alan Heldman
32 years experience Cardiology
Bridging the waiting period with a Wearable Defibrillator Vest: Is a wearable defibrillator (WCD) is indicated after diagnosis of NICM, but before criteria for an ICD are met? It is a common scenario. Criteria for ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
22 years experience Thoracic Surgery
No: Hyperkalemia causes cardiac arrest in diastole.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Barth
8 years experience General Practice
Underlying Condition: Most commonly, if this were to happen, an athlete would have an underlying heart condition. What you may be referring to is that long-term athletes ca ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Rubin
46 years experience Cardiology
Sudden cardiac death: Is usually an arrhythmia called ventricular fibrillation with sudden inability of the heart to pump that can occur with or without a sudden clot of a ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
34 years experience Cardiology
Arrhythmia: Scd typically refers to a sudden loss of effective contraction of the heart muscle and implies a life-threatening arrhythmia. Usually this is VT or vf ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
NOT REALLY: No but has it has been described by many of my patients it may feel like to some at some times when they feel heart pacing, chest pain and difficulty ... 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Not if it's...: ...Truly sudden. If the arrest is due to a heart attack, then yes, there will be anxiety and probably pain as well.
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 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldsmith
Specializes in Critical Care
Many things: Cardiac arrest can be caused by many problems with the heart. The most common is a heart attach which can cause fatally abnormal rhythms when the hear ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chapman
40 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Beta blockers are commonly used to decrease the frequency and severity of ventricular arrhythmias. Depending on your situation (state of your heart, ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Timing: If the person has signs of obvious death (rigor / livor / rubor / calor -mortis =dependent blood pooling, rigid muscles, cool/cold to touch, etc.), th ... Read More

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