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Silent Killer: The Shocking Statistics and Misunderstood Risk Factors of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

BySamantha Nguyen

Mar 27, 2024
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Every year, approximately 350,000 people experience sudden cardiac arrest outside of a hospital, with almost 90 percent of cases resulting in fatality. Surprisingly, 40 percent of these incidents involve women. Men and women may exhibit different symptoms of heart disease, and the risks of sudden cardiac arrest can vary as well.

Nancy Dagefoerde, an advanced practice nurse at OSF HealthCare Cardiovascular Institute, explains that sudden cardiac arrest can occur in any adult, particularly those aged 30 and older. Factors such as risk factors, family history, and heart defects can contribute to the likelihood of experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. This condition results from an irregular heartbeat, known as an arrhythmia, which causes the heart to stop beating or lose electrical activity, leading to a lack of breathing and pulse in the affected individual.

Dagefoerde distinguishes between sudden cardiac arrest and a heart attack, clarifying that a heart attack results from a blockage in the coronary artery surrounding the heart. While there is still stigma surrounding mental health, people are increasingly seeking treatment for such issues.

Sarah Shoemaker, a certified nurse midwife at OSF HealthCare

By Samantha Nguyen

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