Is Cardiac Arrest Only a Concern for Old People?

Does Cardiac Arrest happen only to folks in their 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s?   Can young, seemingly healthy young people, even under 20, die from sudden cardiac arrest?  Are Cardiac Arrest victims all overweight, with clogged arteries and high blood pressure?
Cardiac arrest strikes all ages, and even healthy young people with no prior health issues have died from cardiac arrest.   It can happen for many causes, but it’s basically an interruption in the heart’s normal electrical rhythm.   This differs from heart attacks, which are usually caused by heart valve issues or cholesterol buildup in artery walls. Heart attacks can certainly lead to cardiac arrest.
Parents should learn CPR, and learn how to use an AED, and where one might be nearby – you might save your child’s life.

 
 

Learn CPR – Save a Life !