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Cardiac Arrest

What is sudden cardiac arrest (SCA)?

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a condition in which the heart suddenly stops beating. When that happens, blood stops flowing to the brain and other vital organs. If it is not treated, SCA usually causes death within minutes. But quick treatment with a defibrillator may be lifesaving.

How is sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) different from a heart attack?

A heart attack is different from an SCA. A heart attack happens when blood flow to the heart is blocked. During a heart attack, the heart usually doesn't suddenly stop beating. With an SCA, the heart stops beating.

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  1. Sudden Cardiac Arrest (National Library of Medicine)  
    What is sudden cardiac arrest (SCA)? Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a condition in which the heart suddenly stops beating. When that happens, blood stops ...
  2. ... a few minutes, cardiac arrest most often causes death. ... JJ, Albert CM, Myerberg RJ. Cardiac arrest and sudden cardiac death. In: Libby P, Bonow RO, Mann DL, Tomaselli ...
  3. Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is a form of heart disease that usually appears in adulthood. ARVC is a disorder of the myocardium, which is the ...
  4. ClinicalTrials.gov: Death, Sudden, Cardiac From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)  
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  5. Sudden Cardiac Arrest (Texas Heart Institute)  
    Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is also called sudden cardiac death. Sudden cardiac arrest occurs when the heart suddenly stops beating, which stops oxygen-rich blood from reaching the brain and other organs. A ...
  6. Heart Attack/Related Issues ... Heart Attack ... Sudden Cardiac Arrest/Related Issues ... Sudden Cardiac Arrest ... American Heart Association ... Learn about the differences ...
  7. ... VF, blood is not pumped from the heart. Sudden cardiac death results. The most common cause of VF is ... becomes weakened and stretched or thickened Heart surgery Sudden cardiac death (commotio cordis); most often occurs in athletes who ...
  8. Sudden Death in Young People: Heart Problems Often Blamed (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
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  9. Coronary Artery Anomalies (Texas Heart Institute)  
    Congenital Heart Defects/Specifics ... Congenital Heart Defects ... Sudden Cardiac Arrest/Related Issues ... Sudden Cardiac Arrest ... Texas Heart Institute ... A coronary artery ...
  10. ... bundle branch block, persistent ST segment elevation and sudden cardiac death: a distinct clinical and electrocardiographic syndrome. A multicenter ... an under-recognized electrical disease in patients with sudden cardiac death. Cardiology. 2004;101(4):157-69. doi: 10. ...
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