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Cardiac Arrest Forms

  • Cardiac arrest is the sudden loss of heart function that results in an individual’s loss of consciousness. Cardiac arrest is a true medical emergency and must be treated immediately to increase the likelihood of survival. Cardiac arrest can occur at any age and may appear suddenly, or after an individual experiences warning signs. It is not the same as a heart attack. Sudden cardiac arrest is the number one cause of exercise related death in youth athletes.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who is at risk for sudden cardiac arrest?

  • What should you do if you think your child is at risk?

  • What is done in a sudden cardiac arrest emergency?

  • How does the Sentara Sports Medicine team prepare for a sudden cardiac arrest emergency?