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How common are cardiac arrests?

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Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatrics - Cardiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Too common.

Each year, approximately 300, 000 persons in the United States experience an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest; approximately 92% will die.

In brief: Too common.

Each year, approximately 300, 000 persons in the United States experience an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest; approximately 92% will die.
Dr. Barton Cook
Dr. Barton Cook
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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
3 doctors agree

In brief: Very common

Hundreds of thousands every year in the US.

In brief: Very common

Hundreds of thousands every year in the US.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Dr. Dimitri Novitzky
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: In young patients, very unusual

As I mentioned before, the patient must have organic disease, such as involvement of the coronary arteries, which is unusual for young patients.
The patient should go see a primary care physician, have an electrocardiogram, I Holter test if required, and in the event she is very symptomatic, such as having insomnia in combination with palpitations I will provide m symptomatic medication.

In brief: In young patients, very unusual

As I mentioned before, the patient must have organic disease, such as involvement of the coronary arteries, which is unusual for young patients.
The patient should go see a primary care physician, have an electrocardiogram, I Holter test if required, and in the event she is very symptomatic, such as having insomnia in combination with palpitations I will provide m symptomatic medication.
Dr. Dimitri Novitzky
Dr. Dimitri Novitzky
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