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Sudden cardiac death signs

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 35 years experience
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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Rubin
Cardiology 47 years experience
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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Sudden death: Hopefully it doesn't, usually there is a congenital abnormality which triggers a fatal rhythm. Abnormal coronary arteries and hypertrophic cardiomyopa... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ruben Altman
Cardiology 60 years experience
Not always: Sudden cadiac death may be associated with asymtomait congenitalt abnormalities such as arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy, long qt synd... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Kaplan
Cardiology 34 years experience
Genetic abnormality: Mutiple genetic defects may unfortunately lead to sudden death. The most common include long qt syndrome, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and brugada syn... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Heldman
Cardiology 33 years experience
Sudden cardiac death: SCD means a cardiac arrest which occurs shortly (usually defined as <1 hour) after the first symptom. Aborted SCD would mean that the cardiac arres... Read More
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Dr. Chethan Sarabu
Dr. Chethan Sarabuanswered
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Thick Heart Muscle: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (abnormally thickened heart muscle) is a genetic condition that is the most common cause of sudden cardiac death in childr... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesus Yap
Cardiology 53 years experience
No: As an isolated finding,early Repolarization is a rare cause of sudden cardiac death.check with your doctor or get a second opinion if in doubt
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Cardiomyopathy: Although there are infectious agents which can cause cardiomyopathy (Coxsackievirus is one), this is a rare condition, and the average clinician may n... Read More

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