Archive - Feb 12, 2018

Archive - Feb 12, 2018


Obesity, Other Risks Play Large Role in Sudden Cardiac Arrest Among the Young

Research Spanning More Than a Decade Points to Importance of Screening for Risk Factors Earlier in Life

LOS ANGELES, CA--Obesity and other common cardiovascular risk factors may play a greater role in sudden cardiac arrest among younger people than previously recognized, underscoring the importance of earlier screening, a Cedars-Sinai study has found.

While sports activity often garners attention in cases of sudden cardiac arrest in younger patients, it was cited only in a small percentage of those ages 5 to 34 in the study, published in Circulation, a journal of the American Heart Association.

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