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what is sudden cardiac death?

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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. It occurs primarily in patients with a damaged heart (cardiomyopathy, postmi) where there is scar tissue that alters normal electrical conduction. It can also occur in patients w nl hearts (brugada syndrome, arvd, long qt) which are rare.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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