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What is the condition called when your heart temporarally stops in your sleep and may be fatal?
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Dr. Sherin Ibrahim Howett
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: SUNDS
Sudden unexpected death syndrome, or sudden unexpected nocturnal death syndrome (sunds), is sudden unexpected death of adolescents and adults during sleep.
The heart may go back into a normal rhythm thus avoiding death. Untreated sleep apnea may also cause irregularities in cardiac activity as well. An overnight sleep study or a halter monitor would yield the likely answer if you are concerned.

In brief: SUNDS
Sudden unexpected death syndrome, or sudden unexpected nocturnal death syndrome (sunds), is sudden unexpected death of adolescents and adults during sleep.
The heart may go back into a normal rhythm thus avoiding death. Untreated sleep apnea may also cause irregularities in cardiac activity as well. An overnight sleep study or a halter monitor would yield the likely answer if you are concerned.
Dr. Sherin Ibrahim Howett
Dr. Sherin Ibrahim Howett
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Dr. Charles Jost
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree
In brief: See Below
Likely pauses from sleep apnea or increased vagal tone (the slowing system of the central nervous system as opposed to the fast heart rate due the fight/flight system).
This is usually benign unless associated with long pauses.

In brief: See Below
Likely pauses from sleep apnea or increased vagal tone (the slowing system of the central nervous system as opposed to the fast heart rate due the fight/flight system).
This is usually benign unless associated with long pauses.
Dr. Charles Jost
Dr. Charles Jost
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