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

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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
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Dr. Luke Hermann
Emergency Medicine
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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
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