Channel 26 Sudden Cardiac Death in Adolescence

Fox Channel 26 news at local Houston High School

Reducing your risk.

Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD) claims the lives of over 450,000 Americans each year and is the #1 killer in young athletes in the U.S. SCD can result in the death of individuals who may or may not know of any pre-existing heart conditions. Following SCA, less than 10 percent survive.

SCD often occurs in active, seemingly healthy people with no known heart disease or other health problems. But, the truth is that it is not a random event. Most victims are living with undiagnosed cardiac abnormalities. Fortunately, lives can be saved with early detection.