AFCA Educational Library

Dr. Roosevelt Gilliam:What we're speaking about today is sudden cardiac arrest or cardiac death. The heart has an electrical system that causes it to beat very regularly. If something happens to the electrical system, it causes it suddenly to beat very quickly, and the heart starts to beat ineffectively. When this happens, you interrupt blood flow to the brain and everything. You pass out and if you're not defibrillated, you will die.... Dr. Julian Bailes: We're going to obviously switch gears and talk about the second or maybe the most important organ in the body, the brain....