Sudden cardiac arrest
What is it?
Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is a condition that unexpectedly ceases the heart. SCA is typically related to an electrical misfire of the heart.
Symptoms of SCA
Extreme Fatigue associated with exercise
Chest Pain or Shortness of Breath during exercise
Fainting or Seizure
Statistics of SCA
#1 cause of death in student athletes
#2 medical cause of death in youth under the age of 25 yrs
#3 Leading cause of Death amongst Schools and Colleges
95% of SCA victims die due to no life saving preventions such as CPR or AED
In the United States alone young athletes die every 3-5 days due to SCA
1 in 300 young athletes are found at risk of SCA when a Heart Screening is available.