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  1. How Common is SCD?
    SCD is a leading cause of death in adults in the U.S. and affects approximately 300,000 adults each ...
     
  2. What is the difference between atrial fibrillation and ventricular fibrillation?
    Atrial fibrillation affects the upper chambers of the heart. Ventricular fibrillation affects the lo...
     
  3. What can heart attack survivors do to find out if they are at risk for SCD?
    Cardiac patients should educate themselves on their risk for sudden cardiac death. If they have had ...
     
  4. How does an implantable cardioverter defibrillator prevent SCD?
    An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is a pacemaker-like device and is about the size of ...
     
  5. How is the ejection fraction measured?
    The ejection fraction can be measured using a simple and painless heart ultrasound called an echocar...
     
  6. What is the ejection fraction?
    The ejection fraction is the fraction of blood pumped or ejected from the heart with each heartbeat....
     
  7. Who else is at risk for sudden cardiac death?
    Sudden cardiac death can also appear without warning in people with no prior history of heart diseas...
     
  8. Why do heart attack survivors experience sudden cardiac death?
    Some heart attack survivors are at increased risk of SCD because of the extent of the damage or scar...
     
  9. Is sudden cardiac death the same as a heart attack?
    No. While the lay public may equate them, they are two separate problems. SCD is a disorder of the h...
     
  10. What causes sudden cardiac death?
    Sudden cardiac death (SCD) can be caused by a sudden chaotic heart rhythm called ventricular fibrill...