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What is Cardiac Arrest, Causes and symptoms of Cardiac Arrest

Cardiac Arrest

  • Posted on- Apr 28, 2018
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What is Cardiac Arrest?

Cardiac arrest is an extreme and sudden medical emergency condition in which the heart stops its functioning and there is an unexpected loss of breath and consciousness. Cardiac arrest and heart attack are most often confused to be the same but they are not.

Risk Factors related to Cardiac Arrest

Some causes of cardiac arrest include the following:


Diagnosis of Cardiac Arrest



Symptoms

Symptoms of Cardiac Arrest

Symptoms of cardiac arrest are very immediate and drastic, and they come without any warning:

  • Sudden collapse
  • No pulse
  • No breathing
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Fainting, blackouts, dizziness
  • Chest pain, shortness of breath and palpitations
  • Vomiting


Treatment

Treatment of Cardiac Arrest

Cardiac Arrest prevention is the first step of treating it. When a person is experiencing any sort of symptoms, it is imperative that immediate cardiac arrest treatment is given by the best cardiac surgeons for survival

  • CPR - cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is critical to treating sudden cardiac arrest
  • Defibrillation
  • Long-term treatment of medications, implantation of cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) and surgery like coronary angioplasty, coronary bypass surgery, radiofrequency catheter ablation or corrective heart surgery

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