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Sudden cardiac death

sudden stop in effective blood flow due to the failure of the heart to contract effectively

Sudden cardiac death is a condition where a person dies because the heart fails to work. It is very common, about 80% of the people have other heart problems. In general three conditions are present:

  • A problem with the heart
  • Irregular heartbeat, known as Cardiac arrhythmia
  • An external cause

In general, people become unconscious within one hour form the onset of symptoms.