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

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree

In brief: Rare

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

In brief: Rare

1 case in 1-200000 people is the risk in the population as a whole.
Much less under middle school age.
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Michael Moran
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Very rare

The is usually one of 3 things: hocm, comordio cordis (cc) or aberrant coronary artery (aca).
Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy is obst. To outflow of the left ventricle by abn. Muscle growth, it is dx'd by ultrasound. Cc happens when a sudden blow to the chest occurs at exactly the right time in the cardiac cycle. Aca when crushed between aorta and pulmonary artery during heavy exertion.

In brief: Very rare

The is usually one of 3 things: hocm, comordio cordis (cc) or aberrant coronary artery (aca).
Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy is obst. To outflow of the left ventricle by abn. Muscle growth, it is dx'd by ultrasound. Cc happens when a sudden blow to the chest occurs at exactly the right time in the cardiac cycle. Aca when crushed between aorta and pulmonary artery during heavy exertion.
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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Very rare

This is an extremely rare phenomena.
Can happen in the setting of trauma to the chest, or underlying congenital heart disease perhaps, can also be seen in the setting of a deterioration of the heart muscle called cardiomyopathy, but all in all this is much rarer than in adults fortunately.

In brief: Very rare

This is an extremely rare phenomena.
Can happen in the setting of trauma to the chest, or underlying congenital heart disease perhaps, can also be seen in the setting of a deterioration of the heart muscle called cardiomyopathy, but all in all this is much rarer than in adults fortunately.
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