Sudden Cardiac Arrest Information for AthletesWhat is Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD)
• Cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death in young athletes
• Rare, but when a young, previously healthy athlete dies suddenly on the playing field, communities can be devastated. Young athletes are perceived to be a healthy group of individuals. They aren’t supposed to die...
• Stirs up medical attention, discussion, and sometimes finger-pointing among school personnel, coaches, administrators, parents, and physicians.
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