What Causes Sudden Cardiac Arrest
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What Causes Sudden Cardiac Arrest?
Structural changes in the heart
Sudden Cardiac Arrest
Severe physical stress
Coronary artery disease (CAD)
Sudden cardiac death, is when the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating. When this occurs, blood stops flowing to the brain and other vital organs. SCA usually causes death if not treated in minutes.
Intense exercise. The hormone adrenaline released during intense exercise can trigger SCA in people who have other heart problems.
Very low blood levels of potassium or magnesium.
Severe lack of oxygen.
Major blood loss.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. nhlbi.nih.gov