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The Young Cardiac Arrest Patient

Managing the patient in cardiac arrest is both frightening and exhilarating. The majority of arrests in older patients is due to CAD. The young cardiac arrest patient presents a difficult situation for the emergency provider. In general, younger patients are healthier than their geriatric counterparts. There are differences in physiology which may contribute to different prognosis and care. This post reviews the literature behind cardiac arrest in the younger patient.