Cardiac Arrest in Healthy, Young Athletes
What Is Sudden Cardiac Arrest?
What Causes Sudden Cardiac Arrest?
- Aortic stenosis (narrowing of the aortic valve)
- Inherited (congenital) heart disease
Can Anything Be Done to Prevent Sudden Cardiac Arrest?
- Personal history of chest pain or discomfort, fainting, heart murmur, high blood pressure
- Family member who has died for heart disease at an early age
- Family history of heart conditions, like cardiomyopathy
American Heart Association http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/
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: Peter J. Lucas, MD
- Review Date: 05/2012 -
- Update Date: 05/07/2012 -
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