Sudden cardiac arrest and death in United States marathons.

  title={Sudden cardiac arrest and death in United States marathons.},
  author={David Webner and Kevin M. DuPrey and Jonathan Adam Drezner and Peter F. Cronholm and William O Roberts},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  volume={44 10},
PURPOSE There is no reporting system for marathon-associated sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) or sudden cardiac death in the United States. The purpose of this study was to estimate and characterize the risk of marathon-related SCA to assist with emergency planning. METHODS A retrospective Web-based survey was sent out to all US marathon medical directors (n = 400) to gather details of SCA including demographics, resuscitation efforts, mortality, and autopsy results, if available. RESULTS A… CONTINUE READING


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