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3. Scarring of Heart Tissue Makes You Prone.

A heart that is scarred or enlarged from a previous heart attack is prone to developing life-threatening ventricular arrhythmia, leading to cardiac arrest. The first six months after a heart attack represents a high-risk period for sudden cardiac arrest, especially in patients with atherosclerotic heart disease. Medications or angioplasty can treat atherosclerotic heart disease.

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