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Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Here is a quick look through of what sudden cardiac arrest is.

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What is it?

"Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a condition in which the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating. If this happens, blood stops flowing to the brain and other vital organs. SCA usually causes death if it's not treated within minutes." (NIH)
American Heart Association

"Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a condition in which the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating. If this happens, blood stops flowing to the brain and other vital organs. SCA usually causes death if it's not treated within minutes." (NIH)

Who's at risk?

Generally those who:* Men are more likely than women to have SCA.* Some studies show that blacks* diabetes, high blood pressure, heart failure, and chronic kidney disease or certain cardiac findings on tests such as an electrocardiogram* History of heart issues

Generally those who:

* Men are more likely than women to have SCA.

* Some studies show that blacks

* diabetes, high blood pressure, heart failure, and chronic kidney disease or certain cardiac findings on tests such as an electrocardiogram

* History of heart issues

Prevention

Getting screened and living a healthy lifestyle can help reduce the risk of SCA.

Getting screened and living a healthy lifestyle can help reduce the risk of SCA.

What to do?

Calling 9-1-1, and administering AEDs and CPR can increase the rate of survival

Calling 9-1-1, and administering AEDs and CPR can increase the rate of survival

(Future) Solutions

Here are some possible solutions:* Advocacy and Training* Intelligent beds* Designer Babies * Personalized medicine

Here are some possible solutions:

* Advocacy and Training

* Intelligent beds

* Designer Babies

* Personalized medicine

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