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domingo, 14 de agosto de 2016

Young Cardiac Arrest

emDocs - August 13, 2016 - Author: Bucher J - Edited by: Koyfman A and Long B
"Table 1 – Etiologies of young cardiac arrest
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy
  • Electrical conduction disorders (Brugada, catecholaminergic ventricular tachycardia, long QT syndrome, ARVD, WPW)
  • Congenital aortic disease
  • Coronary spasm
  • Myocarditis
  • Other
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Take Home Points
  1. Younger cardiac arrest patients often have different causes than older patients.
  2. Pay strong consideration to congenital abnormalities, conduction disorders, or other cardiac causes outside of coronary artery disease.
  3. Younger patients generally have better prognosis than their older counterparts."