Sudden Cardiac Arrest Information for Parents and Student Athletes
 
Sudden Cardiac Arrest, or SCA,  is a condition in which the heart suddenly and commonly, unexpectedly stops beating. When SCA happens, blood stops flowing to the brain and other vital organs. SCA can be life threatening.  See the linked documents below and  indicators that a SCA may be about to happen:
 
• racing heart, palpitations or irregular heartbeat
• dizziness or lightheadedness
• fainting or seizure, especially during or right after exercise
• fainting repeatedly or with excitement or startle
• chest pain or discomfort with exercise
• excessive, unexpected fatigue during or after exercise
• excessive shortness of breath during exercise
 
Compiled SCA Information:
 
 
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