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Is it true that sudden cardiac arrest can happen to anyone anytime without warning?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
3 doctors agree

In brief: Absolutely

It is unfortunately true.

In brief: Absolutely

It is unfortunately true.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Dr. Dennis Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: A bit broad.

Cardiac arrest is caused by disease of the heart, either coronary artery disease or problems in the conducting system and muscle.
If you don't have cardiac disease it's highly unlikely you would develop sudden cardiac arrest unless some catastrophic accident occurred such as electrical shock or trauma.

In brief: A bit broad.

Cardiac arrest is caused by disease of the heart, either coronary artery disease or problems in the conducting system and muscle.
If you don't have cardiac disease it's highly unlikely you would develop sudden cardiac arrest unless some catastrophic accident occurred such as electrical shock or trauma.
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Otherwise

Otherwise everybody would need a cardiologist and that would not make any sense.
No reason to be scared.

In brief: Otherwise

Otherwise everybody would need a cardiologist and that would not make any sense.
No reason to be scared.
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Risk factors

It is a question of risk factors such as family history, cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoking and diabetes.
The more risk factors the higher the chance. Answer is therefore no.

In brief: Risk factors

It is a question of risk factors such as family history, cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoking and diabetes.
The more risk factors the higher the chance. Answer is therefore no.
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
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