What Are the Treatments Given After Surviving With SCA?

If a person survives after SCA, he will be admitted to the hospital for further treatment. The medical team will closely watch the patient’s heart. They often give medicines to reduce the risk of developing another SCA. The doctors will also try to find the root cause of this SCA. The person who has had SCA gets a device called implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD). This small device is placed under the skin of the chest or abdomen. This ICD uses electric shock or pulses to control dangerous arrhythmias.**