Sushma Swaraj, the political stalwart who passed away on Tuesday died of sudden cardiac arrest. The senior leader of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was rushed to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi around 9:30 pm after she complained of restlessness. Swaraj, who was a diabetic, had undergone a kidney transplant in December 2016. Though the leader was suffering from kidney issues and diabetes for a while, the untimely death raises concerns over how cardiac arrests are becoming common these days.

Cardiac arrests can occur suddenly without any sort of warning. They are triggered by the electrical malfunctioning in the heart that causes the heart to beat irregularly. A cardiac arrest occurs because of rapid heartbeat called as Ventricular Tachycardia or Ventricular Fibrillation, but at times can be due to extreme slowing of heart rate, which ultimately leads to stopping of heartbeats.

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