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What is the definition or description of: sudden cardiac death?

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Dr. Alan Heldman
Cardiology 34 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 arrest was treated, e.g. by defibrillation. Causes of SCD include acute myocardial infarction, ventricular tachycardia/fibrillation, and heart failure.

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What causes sudden cardiac death?

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Dr. Howard Rubin
Cardiology 48 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 coronary artery.

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