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Cardiac Arrest

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Part of the Contemporary Cardiology book series (CONCARD)

Abstract

Sudden cardiac death is defined as a sudden natural death caused by cardiac disease that is associated with the following:
  • An abrupt loss of consciousness within 1 hour of onset of acute symptoms.

  • Known or unknown pre-existing heart disease.

  • Unexpected time and mode of death.

Keywords

Cardiac Arrest Ventricular Tachycardia Sudden Cardiac Death Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Basic Life Support 
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