What is Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD)

According to the Cleveland Clinic, sudden cardiac death (SCD) occurs when there is a sudden, unexpected death from a loss of heart function (sudden cardiac arrest). Sudden cardiac death results from an electrical malfunction in the rhythm of the heart. This is called an arrhythmia and it causes the heart to beat extremely fast so…

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Even Kids can Save Lives with Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

According to the CBC November 27, 2018, two Canadian boys aged 7 and 10 saved their grandmother’s life by performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on her. Their grandmother went into sudden cardiac arrest, which progresses very rapidly to sudden cardiac death. The kids noticed she had stopped breathing and had no pulse. They tried to phone…

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