Thursday, 24 February 2011

SIDS: Cardiac arrest statistics in young persons

About 5,900 children 18 years old and under suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrest each year from all causes - including trauma, cardiovascular causes and sudden infant death syndrome.
The incidence of out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest in high school athletes ranges from 0.28 to 1.0 deaths per 100,000 high school athletes annually in the U.S.

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