Sudden cardiac death – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. A recent study has looked at risk for sudden cardiac death in women. Dr. Patrice Nickens at the NIH explains that sudden cardiac death is a condition in which the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating.
Nickens: The risk for a heart attack or traditional risk factors such as a previous heart attack or obesity, hypertension, diabetes, smoking are associated with an increased risk for sudden death and likely play a role in sudden cardiac death.
Narrator: She adds, healthy lifestyles, quitting smoking, regular physical activity, a low fat and low salt diet, and maintaining a healthy weight are essential to reducing risk. For details, visit www.nhlbi.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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