Answers to Athletes and Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Premier Health providers and athletic trainers answer frequently asked questions about sudden cardiac arrest.

How does an EAP help with early defibrillation in a cardiac emergency?

In the event of a sudden cardiac arrest, live-saving intervention could mean having a response within minutes, according to the National Institutes of HealthOff Site Icon (NIH). As part of their EAP, many organizations and venues are equipped with an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), states the NIH. These devices can be of critical aid in the event of sudden cardiac arrest, as they are constructed for the layman’s use to bring one’s heart back to normal rhythm if they’re having a heart attack, according to the NIH.

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Chelsea L. Gilliam, APRN-CNP, AGACNP-BC

Piqua Family Practice

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Source: Michael W. Barrow, MD, Samaritan North Family Physicians; American Heart Association; National Institutes of Health; Nik Berger, MS, AT, ATC, Premier Health Sports Medicine – Miami Valley Hospital South; Jeffrey James, DO, Premier Orthopedics; Sean Convery, MD, Premier Orthopedics; Jeffrey Rayborn, MD, Premier Orthopedics