sudden cardiac death

SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST IN YOUNG ATHLETES

  Successful cardiac resuscitation appears to have saved professional hockey player Rich Peverley’s life according to Dr. Steven Reisman a Manhattan Cardiologist. Rich Peverley was sitting on the bench during an NHL hockey game when he collapsed and was immediately resuscitated with chest compression and defibrillation which is the application of electrical shock to return his heart to a normal rhythm. Supposedly he had undergone a procedure to treat an irregular heart beat found on a routine physical examination and EKG six months prior to this event. One report mentioned atrial fibrillation was discovered during that […]

DR. STEVEN REISMAN, A MANHATTAN CARDIOLOGIST, REVIEWS THE MARKERS AND RISK FACTORS OF SUDDEN CARDIAC DEATH

Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD) refers to an unexpected death from a cardiovascular cause in an individual with or without pre-existing heart disease according to Dr. Steven Reisman, a Manhattan Cardiologist. This usually is a death occurring within one hour of an acute change in clinical status or an unexpected death that occurred within the previous 24 hours. In the United States the incidence of sudden cardiac death varies between an 180,000 to 450,000 deaths per year. SCD still accounts for greater than 50 percent of all coronary heart […]