Edward S. Lee, Author at Infectious Disease Advisor

Edward S. Lee

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Advanced cardiac life support: sudden cardiac arrest

I. Problem/Challenge. Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) refers to abrupt hemodynamic collapse due to a rapid degradation in the normal pump activity of the heart. It is accompanied by a loss of pulses and cessation of respiration. If SCA is not reversed (usually with cardioversion or defibrillation), it leads to sudden cardiac death (SCD). Despite recommendations…

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