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Addressing the risk factors and prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death in young athletes: a case report.
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PMID:  24302783     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Mandatory prescreening for the identification of risk factors and prevention of sudden cardiac death (SCD) is a widely debated topic within academic literature. In addition, the effective emergency management of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) has reported lower survival outcomes (9% with bystander CPR, 24% with AED application) although improvements, such as strategic placements of AED units and Hands-Only (compression only) CPR, are being made.
PURPOSE: This case will outline the importance of establishing a true SCD incidence rate and the increased need for trained personal with proper equipment available to deliver immediate emergency cardiac management.
CONCLUSION: Given the lack of overall expert consensus and the low survival outcomes associated with SCD, a true incidence rate will need to be determined prior to developing a widely accepted policy. Since pre-screening all young athletes does not appear to prevent all SCD's, having properly trained personnel and easily accessible equipment at sporting venues, especially in remote locations, appears to be key.
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Steven Piper; Brynne Stainsby
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association     Volume:  57     ISSN:  0008-3194     ISO Abbreviation:  J Can Chiropr Assoc     Publication Date:  2013 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-12-04     Completed Date:  2013-12-04     Revised Date:  2013-12-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7507184     Medline TA:  J Can Chiropr Assoc     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  350-5     Citation Subset:  -    
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