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Questions to Ask

Some common questions people have about sudden cardiac arrest:

  • What causes sudden cardiac arrest?
  • Why is using a device to deliver an electric shock to the heart as soon as possible important?
  • Are there early signs to watch for?
  • Who can operate an automated external defibrillator, or AED?
  • My ejection fraction (a measure of how well the heart is working) is low. How worried do I need to be of sudden cardiac arrest?
  • What is the chance of having a sudden cardiac arrest if a family member had one?
  • I've had sudden cardiac arrest. What is needed to prevent another one?
  • If I've had SCA, what type of testing and long-term care do I need? Do my family members need to be tested?
  • Last Edited 05/21/2024