Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Sudden Cardiac Arrest

According to the CDC, nearly 300,000 sudden cardiac arrests occur outside of hospitals each year in the United States alone.

While the risk of sudden cardiac arrest in young people is very small, the impacts can be catastrophic. While the causes of sudden cardiac death in athletes/patients may not be consistent, but about 2/3 of the time they are due to a heart abnormality. The best way athletic trainers can deal with these unforeseen circumstances is to prepare for it in advance and stay abreast of relevant research and resources.

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