Sudden Cardiac Arrest


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Hello everyone!

I am doing a research paper on SCA and was wondering if anyone had excellent sources of info and statistics on SCA.

If you could post a link to some sources that would be much appreciated. :D

Thank you to everyone! :D


EMS Guru
Here ya go...


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EMS Guru
when you get through with those try these as well:

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Sarkozy A, Brugada P. Sudden cardiac death and inherited arrhythmia syndromes. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2005;16 Suppl 1:S8-20.
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Ok...that is freakin' hilarious!


Forum Deputy Chief
Ask and ye shall receive!


Forum Asst. Chief
Holy C:censored::censored::censored:!
Thanks Rid! My paper is now complete :p
Again, thank you! ^_^

Now let me just read through all of it hehe


Forum Deputy Chief
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy is the most common underlying cause of sudden cardiac arrest in athletes under 35.

Cleveland Clinic. (2006). Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Retrieved November 3, 2007,

Drezner, J.A. (2000). Sudden cardiac death in young athletes [Electronic version].
Postgrad Medicine 108(5), 37-50.

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association. (2007).
What is Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy? Retrieved November 2, 2007,

Maron B.J., Shirani, J., Poliac, L.C. (1996). Sudden death in young competitive athletes:
clinical, demographic, and pathological profiles. [Electronic version].
JAMA, 276(3), 199-204.

Maron, B.J. (2002a). Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy [Electronic version].
Circulation, 106, 2419-2421.

Maron, B.J. (2002b). Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: A Systemic Review
[Electronic version]. JAMA, 287, 1308-1320.

If you give me your email and a promise not to plagiarize I'll send you 2 of my papers - one on HCM and one on Sudden Cardiac Death in athletes.