What is sudden cardiac and can it be prevented? Learn more from this Health Check Podcast from The Straits Times, in an interview with a cardiologist from NHCS.
In Singapore, there have been cases of young and fit individuals who went into cardiac arrests during or after training, and then collapsed and died. ST FILE PHOTO
Podcast link: https://omny.fm/shows/health-check-1/what-is-sudden-cardiac-arrest-and-can-it-be-preven
Danish footballer Christian Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest when he collapsed during Denmark’s Euro 2020 match against Finland, and had to be resuscitated. In Singapore, there have been cases of young and fit individuals who went into cardiac arrests during or after training, and then collapsed and died.
In this episode, ST senior health correspondent Joyce Teo speaks with
Associate Professor Ching Chi Keong
, a senior consultant at the Department of Cardiology and the Director of Electrophysiology and Pacing at the National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS) about the serious heart condition, how it is not a heart attack, and if there's anything we can do to prevent it.
- Is sudden cardiac arrest preventable, and when to get assessed for risk of heart disease (4:23)
- Chances of sudden cardiac arrest survival (06:58)
- What to do when a stranger or friend collapses with suspected cardiac arrest? (7:38)
- The differences between a heart attack and sudden cardiac arrest (10:00)
- How to prevent sudden cardiac arrest, and chances of getting sudden cardiac arrest for those with no family history of heart disease (12:32)
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