4 doctors weighed in:
What causes sudden cardiac arrest in a young and previously healthy person?
4 doctors weighed in

Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Sick heart
If heart is not working well and if suddenly there is a high demand this can cause an arrest.

In brief: Sick heart
If heart is not working well and if suddenly there is a high demand this can cause an arrest.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
Thank
Dr. Luke Hermann
Emergency Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends
Undiagnosed structural heart problems can (very rarely) lead to a cardiac arrest in what appears to be an otherwise healthy person.
Certain illegal drugs, particularly stimulants such as cocaine, also have the potential to cause rhythm problems that can lead to cardiac arrest.

In brief: Depends
Undiagnosed structural heart problems can (very rarely) lead to a cardiac arrest in what appears to be an otherwise healthy person.
Certain illegal drugs, particularly stimulants such as cocaine, also have the potential to cause rhythm problems that can lead to cardiac arrest.
Dr. Luke Hermann
Dr. Luke Hermann
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Umesh Patel
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
38 years in practice
1M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors