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A checklist before exercising to prevent sudden cardiac death

Identifying those at risk of coronary artery disease is one of the best ways to prevent sudden cardiac death

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For athletes, electrical malfunction of the heart, heart muscle disease and abnormal heart artery are the three commonest causes of sudden cardiac death, unlike the general population where coronary artery disease is the commonest cause.

IF you are deciding on starting an exercise programme to get yourself fit and healthy, you should tick off some boxes to ensure that you reduce your risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD). SCD is sudden unexpected death caused by the onset of a life-threatening heart rhythm (sudden cardiac arrest)....

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