Q&A With Alan Cheng From Johns Hopkins Hospital: Sudden Cardiac Death a Serious Concern for All Health Care Professionals

As the name suggests sudden cardiac death is a condition that can strike without any warning. Because of this it is important to identify potentially at risk patients so they can get the treatment they need in a timely manner.

As the name suggests sudden cardiac death is a condition that can strike without any warning. Because of this it is important to identify potentially at risk patients so they can get the treatment they need in a timely manner.

Alan Cheng, MD, from Johns Hopkins Hospital discussed some of the potential warning signs of the condition as well as what can be done to help prevent the events from being fatal during a recent interview with MD Magazine.

The technology for implantable defibrillators has come a long way since its beginning and has proven its worth in many patients. With battery life being a concern there is still more work to be done in the field with researchers looking at how best to improve the device.