sudden cardiac arrest

May 4, 2020

ECG heightens detection of sudden cardiac death risk and is a cost-effective diagnostic, a new study shows.

September 19, 2018

Survival likelihood almost double when first-responders use portable defibrillator, UW Medicine-led study shows.

August 29, 2018

In a KIRO 7 News story, reporter Deborah Horne talks to UW Medicine physician Jonathan Drezner about the need for EKGs during routine sports screenings for young athletes.

August 22, 2018

In this TIME magazine article by Lisa Lewis, UW Medicine's Dr.

August 17, 2018

Sudden cardiac arrest can come without warning. But a simple, inexpensive test can often detect a heart condition before a young athlete collapses on the field or on the court, says Dr.

August 2, 2018

In this op-ed, Dr. Jonathan Drezner, talks about the importance of having an AED at a sports event, in case one of the students suffers sudden cardiac arrest.

September 19, 2017

Athletes are dying from cardiac arrests that occur during play because teammates, coaches and other bystanders don't know how to respond, a new study suggests.

In the 1980s, cardiologists recognized that patients with heart failure – a poor quality of blood-pumping that can persist for years – were also more likely to die suddenly of cardiac arrest. 

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