Women More Prone to Nighttime Cardiac Arrest Than Men
MONDAY, Jan. 25, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Going into cardiac arrest at night can be particularly deadly, and now new research suggests that it might strike women more than men.
Sudden cardiac arrest is an electrical malfunction that causes the heart to stop beating. The survival rate for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest is only 10%, the researchers said.
"Dying suddenly during nighttime hours is a perplexing and devastating phenomenon," said senior study author Dr. Sumeet Chugh. He is director of the Center for Cardiac Arrest Prevention at Cedars-Sinai Smidt Heart Institute, in Los Angeles.Full Article