Cardiac Arrest in Healthy, Young Athletes
What Is Sudden Cardiac Arrest?
What Causes Sudden Cardiac Arrest?
- Aortic stenosis—narrowing of the aortic valve
- Inherited heart disease
Can Anything Be Done to Prevent Sudden Cardiac Arrest?
- Personal history of chest pain or discomfort, fainting, heart murmur, or high blood pressure
- Family member who has died or heart disease at an early age
- Family history of heart conditions such as cardiomyopathy
American Heart Association http://www.heart.org
Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association http://www.suddencardiacarrest.org
Canadian Cardiovascular Society http://www.ccs.ca
Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology http://www.csep.ca/
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- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 01/2014 -
- Update Date: 01/16/2014 -
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