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A 28-year-old female asked:

I read adrenaline can cause sudden cardiac arrest during physical activity. how do you know if your workout is safe? and, can emotional stress cause sudden cardiac arrest? i struggle with anxiety and am worried about this.

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Dr. Thomas Bice
Specializes in Pulmonology
Don't worry: Sudden cardiac arrest during exercise and physical activity is almost always due to a congenital (from birth) electrical problem in the heart. If you are concerned, your doctor can run a simple ECG to identify whether you are at risk.

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Last updated Sep 21, 2017

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