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What is sudden cardiac death (SCD)?

What are the risk factors for sudden cardiac arrest (SCD)?

  • Other risk factors include: 1 Ejection fraction of less than 40 percent, combined with ventricular tachycardia (see information below about EF) 2 Prior episode of sudden cardiac arrest 3 Family history of sudden cardiac arrest or SCD More items...

What is the difference between cardiac arrest and sudden cardiac death?

  • What are sudden cardiac arrest and sudden cardiac death? Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is a sudden, unexpected death caused by loss of heart function (sudden cardiac arrest). Sudden cardiac death is the largest cause of natural death in the United States, causing about 325,000 adult deaths in the United States each year.

How can we reduce the risk of sudden death from cardiac disease?

  • The profound sadness endured by families is compounded by the risk many of these deaths confer upon surviving relatives. For those with known cardiac disease, disease-specific therapy and risk stratification are key to reducing sudden death.

image-What is sudden cardiac death (SCD)?
image-What is sudden cardiac death (SCD)?
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