Sudden cardiac arrest occurs when the heart develops an arrhythmia that causes it to stop beating. This is different than a heart attack, where the heart usually continues to beat but blood flow to the heart is blocked. There are many possible causes of cardiac arrest. They include coronary heart disease, heart attack, electrocution, drowning, or choking. There may not be a known cause to the cardiac arrest.
Agent Orange has been a hot topic here on the HealthCentral Heart Disease site for the past couple years. One participant writes: "I was wondering if anyone knew anything about the Agent Orange contributing to heart disease. " So, let's discuss the link between Agent Orange and heart disease. What is Agent Orange? Agent Orange…