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Does sudden cardiac arrest happen in children?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Luke Hermann
Emergency Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Very rarely
Primary cardiac arrest (not related to choking, drowning, etc) is exceedingly rare in children but can happen.
Structural problems in the heart that are present at birth can predispose to lethal rhythm problems. This is one of the arguments made to place aeds (automatic external defibrillators) in schools and gymnasiums.

In brief: Very rarely
Primary cardiac arrest (not related to choking, drowning, etc) is exceedingly rare in children but can happen.
Structural problems in the heart that are present at birth can predispose to lethal rhythm problems. This is one of the arguments made to place aeds (automatic external defibrillators) in schools and gymnasiums.
Dr. Luke Hermann
Dr. Luke Hermann
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Sudden cardiac arrest can occur at any age.

In brief: Yes
Sudden cardiac arrest can occur at any age.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao
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