The main causes of sudden cardiac arrest in schoolchildren during physical activity, effective methods of prevention




sudden cardiac arrest, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation, Rufier's test, ECG, electrocardiography, echocardiography


Deaths of children during physical education classes occur every year not only in Ukraine but also around the world, and these are always events that receive wide publicity. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every year in the United States, about 2,000 young, apparently healthy people under the age of 25 die from sudden cardiac arrest.

Aim - to analyze the causes of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) in children and adolescents during physical activities and to identify the main ways to prevention of SCA, providing family physicians with practical and relevant information on the strategy of screening, assessment and management of the risk of developing SCA in children during physical activities.

Primary care physicians (PCPs), who see patients from infancy to adolescence and have a long-term relationship with the child and family play a key role in preventing sudden cardiac arrest in children. They conduct a medical examination and Rufier test for all children before they enter school and determine the group of activities for physical education classes to prevent these tragic events.

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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