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Dr. Creighton Wright
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How common is sudden cardiac arrest in adolescents?

How common is sudden cardiac arrest in adolescents?

It happens.: Blow to the chest, hypertrophy, lqts and marfan syndrome are all possible causes. ...Read more

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How common is sudden cardiac arrest in school-age children?

How common is sudden cardiac arrest in school-age children?

Rare: 1 case in 1-200000 people is the risk in the population as a whole.Much less under middle school age. ...Read more

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Is cardiac arrhythmia the usual cause sudden death in sports?

Is cardiac arrhythmia the usual cause sudden death in sports?

It can be: When sudden death in an athlete occurs because of a heart condition the cause can usually be divided into three main categories: an abnormally thick heart muscle with no obvious explanation (hypertrophic cardiomyopathy); abnormal coronary arteries (abnormal course through the heart or absence of one of them) and finally sudden abnormal heart rhythms. ...Read more

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What can cause sudden cardiac arrest in young people ?

What can cause sudden cardiac arrest in young people ?

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 attacks are a rare cause for cardiac arrest in young people. ...Read more

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What causes sudden cardiac arrest in young people?

What causes sudden cardiac arrest in young people?

Cardiac arrest: A number of causes underlying cardiac disease like hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, arrythmogenic right heart cardiomyopathy, could be sudden clot if has a familial disposition to hypercoagulability ( Leiden factor V, Protein S or C), Wolf Parkinson White rarely , Long QT syndrome ( if given the wrong meds) , other genetic variants as well as cocaine, amphentamines,alcohol poisoning and other drugs. ...Read more

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Does sudden cardiac arrest happen in children?

Does sudden cardiac arrest happen in children?

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 are present at birth can predispose to lethal rhythm problems. This is one of the arguments made to place aeds (automatic external defibrillators) in schools and gymnasiums. ...Read more

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Describe the conditions that most often cause cardiac arrest in children an infants?

Describe the conditions that most often cause cardiac arrest in children an infants?

Respiratory failure: Infants & children generally experience cardiac arrest after a period of declining respiratory function. In illnesses like asthma, progessive pneumonia, bronchiolitis etc., effective oxygen exchange begins to fail, the child works harder until they are exhausted and give out. At some point, the heart develops a rhythm disturmance & quits pumping.Drowning or trauma+ lung compromize will also do it. ...Read more

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How common is sudden adult death in a 23yo female?

How common is sudden adult death in a 23yo female?

Very rare: it is a very rare occurrence - so rare sudden deaths of young people often are covered in the news ...Read more

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What causes sudden cardiac arrest in a young and previously healthy person?

What causes sudden cardiac arrest in a young and previously healthy person?

Sick heart: If heart is not working well and if suddenly there is a high demand this can cause an arrest. ...Read more

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In an older person in their 80's what would be the most common cause of sudden cardiac arrest?

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In an older person in their 80's what would be the most common cause of sudden cardiac arrest?

Coronary artery dise: Coronary artery disease is the most frequent cause of sudden death over the age of 60. Unfortunately some of these have no symptoms prior to their cardiac arrest ...Read more

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How common is sudden adult death syndrome?

How common is sudden adult death syndrome?

Very uncommon: Sudden adult death, or perhaps, sudden Cardiac death, is actually very rare in adults without structural heart disease or heart attack. These are caused by electrical problems with the heart. They are first diagnosed by an EKG with your doctor, and are referred to a specialist, lie myself, who specializes in that. ...Read more

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Can albuterol cause cardiac arrest in children?

No, but: If you overdose on any drug, you can get very ill or die. Even water, right? If albuterol is given in excess, it can become toxic. If a child (or adult) has such a bad asthma attack that they need to take constant or frequently repeating doses of albuterol, they should go to the er as uncontrolled asthma is a true emergency and there are other treatments available at the hospital. ...Read more

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Can an electrocardiogram prevent sudden cardiac arrest in young teenagers/adults who die during marathons?

Can an electrocardiogram prevent sudden cardiac arrest in young teenagers/adults who die during marathons?

Screen test: ECG is used because it is relatively inexpensive. We have no good cost effective screening test. Cardiac arrest is rare when compared to the numbers of exercising population. Tests become more effective when a specific question within the effectiveness of the test are the reason for the test. ...Read more

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How common is sudden cardiac arrest in school-age children?

Rare: 1 case in 1-200000 people is the risk in the population as a whole.Much less under middle school age. ...Read more

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How common is sudden cardiac arrest in adolescents?

It happens.: Blow to the chest, hypertrophy, lqts and marfan syndrome are all possible causes. ...Read more

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How common is sudden cardiac arrest at 24 had past ecgs holter monitor no problems ?

Uncommon: Sudden cardiac death is uncommon in 24 year olds. The most common causes of cardiac death in young people would be a congenital abnormality of the heart or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Both of these could be diagnosed with an echocardiogram, an ultrasound of the heart. ...Read more

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Does sudden cardiac arrest happen in children?

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 are present at birth can predispose to lethal rhythm problems. This is one of the arguments made to place aeds (automatic external defibrillators) in schools and gymnasiums. ...Read more

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In an older person in their 80's what would be the most common cause of sudden cardiac arrest?

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Coronary artery dise: Coronary artery disease is the most frequent cause of sudden death over the age of 60. Unfortunately some of these have no symptoms prior to their cardiac arrest ...Read more

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What causes sudden cardiac arrest?

What causes sudden cardiac arrest?

Long list: Sudden cardiac death had several causes: Coronary disease or heart attack may cause sudden cardiac death, but also sudden death can occur in patients with cardiac abnormality of the heart muscle that can be detected on echo cardiogram and sometime undetected on cardiac echo, electrical genetic anomaly may cause sudden death ...Read more

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What does sudden cardiac arrest feel like?

What does sudden cardiac arrest feel like?

Fainting: No blood flow to brain causes syncope- fainting. With luck the fall causes heart to beat! at least a few til someone calls 911 and starts cpr. ...Read more

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What are the signs of sudden cardiac arrest?

What are the signs of sudden cardiac arrest?

Loss of Consciousnes: Loss of consciousness, not breathing, erratic (or no) pulse, paleness. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of sudden cardiac arrest?

What are the symptoms of sudden cardiac arrest?

Collapse: If standing or sitting fall down. If lying down, pulseless and a few gasps. If you see, call 911' do basic life assessment and chest compressions. ...Read more

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What causes sudden cardiac arrest in young people?

Cardiac arrest: A number of causes underlying cardiac disease like hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, arrythmogenic right heart cardiomyopathy, could be sudden clot if has a familial disposition to hypercoagulability ( Leiden factor V, Protein S or C), Wolf Parkinson White rarely , Long QT syndrome ( if given the wrong meds) , other genetic variants as well as cocaine, amphentamines,alcohol poisoning and other drugs. ...Read more

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Is it possible to survive a sudden cardiac arrest?

Is it possible to survive a sudden cardiac arrest?

Bystander: CPR is your best chance for survival. It raises your chances 3 fold. Learn cpr. That way when the paramedics arrive you have a chance. ...Read more

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How to tell if I am at risk of sudden cardiac arrest?

ECHO: The best single test to stratify risk for cardiac arrest is an echocardiogram. Of course there are other factors that you should discuss with your cardiologist. ...Read more

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What can cause sudden cardiac arrest in young people ?

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 attacks are a rare cause for cardiac arrest in young people. ...Read more

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What is the chance of someone surviging a?Sudden cardiac arrest?

What is the chance of someone surviging a?Sudden cardiac arrest?

Location location: Survival depends on time to reversal of the arrest; patients in the real world who are appropriately defibrillated within 2 minutes have a 70% survival rate (this is population wide, not specific to any one individual). If the arrest happens in the hospital and is due to a medical or surgical issue, survival is actually lower (as the arrest is part of the dying process from the other illness). ...Read more

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