Online Sudden Cardiac Arrest in the Young Risk Assessment Tool
Are You or Your Child at Risk for Sudden Death?
Each year in the United States over 250,000 people of all ages will die from Sudden Cardiac Arrest. While the reasons that cause sudden cardiac arrest can vary greatly the sad truth is it is an equal opportunity killer in which children, teens, and young adults who are otherwise seemingly healthy may be at risk.
Sadly most people under the age of 50 rarely think of their or their child’s risk of sudden cardiac arrest until it is too late. The Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association (HCMA) offers this electronic “Sudden Cardiac Arrest in the Young Risk Assessment Form” and we hope you complete it and pass it on to someone you care about – because knowledge is power – with early diagnosis conditions that cause sudden cardiac arrest are treatable.
The following form contains 25 questions and will take an estimated 5 minutes to complete.
To assess the risk of sudden cardiac arrest complete this form for each person under the age of 50. This form should be completed on children periodically. We suggest the following intervals: preschool, before and during middle school, before and during high school, before college and every few years through adulthood.