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Quiz: Do You Understand Sudden Death?

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

Questions
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1

Coronary artery disease is not a cause of sudden death.

Explanation:
Sudden cardiac arrest can be caused by coronary artery disease, which is a problem with the arteries.
2

About 20% of people who die suddenly do so because of an inherited (genetic) cause.

Explanation:
About 10% of people who die suddenly do so because of an inherited (genetic) cause.
3

Cardiomyopathy can lead to sudden death.

Explanation:
Cardiomyopathy, which is a problem with the heart muscle, can also lead to sudden death.
4

A fainting spell can be a symptom of a heart condition that could lead to sudden death.

Explanation:
Patients may see a physician if they experience a symptom such as a fainting spell, following a heart test or after a family member suffers a cardiac condition that may be inherited.
5

Lifestyle changes won't help heart conditions that could lead to sudden death.

Explanation:
Treatments for heart conditions may include taking daily medication, avoiding certain medications that might make the condition worse, or lifestyle changes relating to exercise and activity.