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What is Sudden Cardiac Arrest?
Sudden cardiac arrest happens when the heart suddenly becomes unable to function properly.
How common is Sudden Cardiac Arrest?
This condition occurs in several hundred thousand individuals in the United States yearly. While heart related deaths occur much less frequently in young people, if it does happen, it is especially devastating to families, schools and the extended community.
Are there symptoms?
Though sudden cardiac arrest may come without warning, many times, victims have had previous symptoms, or a family history of serious heart disease.
Symptoms may manifest with exercise as follows:
What may be the cause of Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Children?
What should you do if you suspect Sudden Cardiac Arrest?
How is Sudden Cardiac Arrest Treated?
Your doctor will ask a series of detailed questions in order to determine whether or not these concerns are related to heart disease.
They may also choose to order tests or consults.
Education and public awareness of cardiovascular warning signs in the young can aid in the detection of those at risk.
James Galas, M.D.
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