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Vol 10, No 3 (2015)
Case Reports
Published online: 2015-07-08
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Sudden cardiac arrest in a young adult — a case study

Dariusz Gach, Wojciech Jaszczurowski, Łukasz J. Krzych
Folia Cardiologica 2015;10(3):204-208.

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Vol 10, No 3 (2015)
Case Reports
Published online: 2015-07-08

Abstract

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is an unexpected loss of heart function. It rarely occurs in young adults, but if already does, it is characterized by a higher mortality rate compared to patients being 40 years of age or older. Although SCA can happen in apparently healthy persons, it is usually triggered by cardiac disorders. Generally it has no characteristic prodromal symptoms. In this paper we describe a case of SCA in a young woman that was the first symptom of a single-vessel coronary artery disease.

Abstract

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is an unexpected loss of heart function. It rarely occurs in young adults, but if already does, it is characterized by a higher mortality rate compared to patients being 40 years of age or older. Although SCA can happen in apparently healthy persons, it is usually triggered by cardiac disorders. Generally it has no characteristic prodromal symptoms. In this paper we describe a case of SCA in a young woman that was the first symptom of a single-vessel coronary artery disease.

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Keywords

sudden cardiac arrest, acute coronary syndrome, young adults

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Title

Sudden cardiac arrest in a young adult — a case study

Journal

Folia Cardiologica

Issue

Vol 10, No 3 (2015)

Pages

204-208

Published online

2015-07-08

Bibliographic record

Folia Cardiologica 2015;10(3):204-208.

Keywords

sudden cardiac arrest
acute coronary syndrome
young adults

Authors

Dariusz Gach
Wojciech Jaszczurowski
Łukasz J. Krzych

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