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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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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Heart Attack (Definition)

Heart attack is a life-threatening condition in which the blood vessels that supply the heart becomes occluded and thus the heart itself is not longer receiving any blood flow. Without this blood flow, the heart muscle dies and cannot pump blood to the ...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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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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How can unexplained sudden cardiac arrest with no known cause happen to people with healthy hearts? Is there anything that could avoid this ?

How can unexplained sudden cardiac arrest with no known cause happen to people with healthy hearts? Is there anything that could avoid this ?

testing: Usually this can occur in certain condition when a person is involved in athletics or some strenuous activities. Only thing a person can do these days to have a check before participating in sports especially when there is a family history. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the chances of a young person suffering from sudden cardiac arrest?

I was wondering what are the chances of a young person suffering from sudden cardiac arrest?

SCA: Sudden cardiac arrest in a healthy young person is a very low probability event. When you hear about it in a young person, they generally have a structural heart problem or an underlying disease. ...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?

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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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Cardiac Arrest (Definition)

Most cardiac arrest episodes are due to the heart rhythm becoming inadequate to pump blood to the body. Ventricular fibrillation is commonly the abnormal rhythm associated with cardiac arrest. If effective rhythm isn't ...Read more


Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more