Sudden cardiac arrest in intercollegiate athletes: detailed analysis and outcomes of resuscitation in nine cases.

@article{Drezner2006SuddenCA,
  title={Sudden cardiac arrest in intercollegiate athletes: detailed analysis and outcomes of resuscitation in nine cases.},
  author={Jonathan Adam Drezner and Kenneth John Rogers},
  journal={Heart rhythm},
  year={2006},
  volume={3 7},
  pages={755-9}
}
BACKGROUND Public access defibrillation programs have demonstrated a survival benefit in persons with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. However, little is known about the effectiveness of early defibrillation in young competitive athletes with sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to investigate the details and outcomes of resuscitation in a cohort of intercollegiate athletes with SCA. METHODS Nine cases of SCA in intercollegiate athletes occurring between 1999… CONTINUE READING
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