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What is Sudden Cardiac Arrest ?

Sudden Cardiac Arrest is a medical condition that is characterized by the sudden, unexpected loss of heart function, consciousness and finally the ability to breathe. It usually results from an electrical disturbance in the heart that affects its pumping action, preventing blood flow to other parts of the body. Sudden cardiac arrest is a medical emergency as it can lead to sudden cardiac death when immediate medical treatment is not given within the first few minutes of cardiac arrest. Survival is possible with fast, appropriate medical care.
The cause of Sudden Cardiac Arrest is not known or still under medical review.
The risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest is not known or still under medical review.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest may result in the following complications:

  • Lead to premature death
The prevention of Sudden Cardiac Arrest is not known or still under medical review.

Treatments and management of Sudden Cardiac Arrest may vary depending on the individual patient and the severity of the medical condition. Treatment options may include:

  • Defibrillation
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • Angioplasty
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery

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