Primary Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Dr. Cindy Tracy was the program chair.

Larry King, Jr was a special guest and talked about the Larry King Cardiac Foundation.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is responsible for over 300,000 deaths annually in the US.
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Prevention of SCA is not the sole domain of cardiologists and electrophysiologists but of internists, emergency physicians, family physicians, general practitioners and other primary care providers who play a vital role in identifying patients at risk. After decades of clinical trials and other research, valuable tools for risk stratification in high-risk populations have developed. SCA prevention strategies for these high-risk populations include implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs), surgical therapies and medical therapies such as use of beta-blockers and ACE inhibitors.

Additionally, in September 2006, new guidelines for prevention of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) were released in an effort to synthesize information in existing clinical guidelines and to refine clinical pathways for testing, medical therapy, surgical intervention and implantable devices to reduce the incidence of SCA.

On April 14, 2007 an intensive and interactive look at applying new guidelines and research to clinical practice was presented in “Primary Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Arrest,” Chaired by the George Washington University Heart & Vascular Institute’s Dr. Cynthia Tracy.