Sudden cardiac arrest - Who is at higher risk and what can be done to reduce the risk?

A sudden cardiac arrest occurs when there is an abrupt loss of heart function. It is a medical emergency that can lead to sudden cardiac death.

It can occur due to a variety of heart conditions, with the most common cause from a sudden onset of abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia). A cardiac arrest can also occur during a heart attack.

Want to find out more about sudden cardiac death and heart attack?

Send in your questions and Clinical Associate Professor Jonathan Yap, Consultant from the Department of Cardiology at National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS), a member of the SingHealth group, will answer your questions in this month’s ‘Ask the Specialist’ Q&A forum.

This 'Ask the Specialist' forum has closed. Thank you for your interest and participation.



Plus, register for our upcoming Zoom health talk:

What can I do to prevent sudden cardiac death?

Taking place on 23 October 2021 (Sat) at 11am, organised by NHCS. Click here to register now!

About Clin Assoc Prof Jonathan Yap

Clinical Associate Professor Jonathan Yap is a Consultant with the Department of Cardiology at NHCS. His sub-specialty interest is in interventional cardiology, pulmonary hypertension and structural heart disease including transcatheter aortic valve interventions (TAVI) for aortic stenosis.

Clin Assoc Prof Yap has a keen interest in education and research. He is involved in several ongoing research projects and has published extensively in many international scientific journals. He is also the editor of an electrocardiogram (ECG) teaching app.

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