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Description of Cardiac arrest

DescriptionAccording to dictionary definition  In a cardiac arrest, the vital blood supply needed by the heart to function aptly is denied. This, in turn, may also affect the supply to the brain and can be harmful to the body. Fifteen percent of the deaths in the western countries can be attributed to cardiac arrest further to this men are more prone to it than women until they reach the age of 85 years and chances of getting a cardiac arrest among both genders becomes equal.  Causes and Risk FactorsAccording to dictionary definition  The common causes are:1. Heart diseases among adults such as ischemic heart disease and myocardial infarction2. Non-trauma related bleeding such as gastrogenic bleeding3. Overdose of drugs4. Drowning5. Pulmonary embolism
Risk factors include:1. Sedentary lifestyle with no exercise2. Family history of cardiac arrest3. Lifestyle diseases such as diabetes and obesity4. Smoking and especially chain smoking  Signs and SymptomsAccording to dictionary definition  Some symptoms include:1. Fatigue2. Lightheaded and dizziness3. Chest pains that are not associated with flu4. Constant shortness of breath5. Heart palpations or irregular heartbeats6. Sudden loss of responsiveness7. Abnormal breathing8. Absence of a pulse9. Sudden unexplained fainting that may be accompanied by seizures10. Loss of consciousness  InvestigationsAccording to dictionary definition  In case you survive a cardiac arrest, your doctor will carry several tests to find out the exact cause.1. Blood tests include cardiac enzyme test and electrolyte test2. Electrocardiogram: Includes ECG tests3. Imaging tests: It include x-rays and scans  TreatmentAccording to dictionary definition  1. CPR: Immediate cardiopulmonary resuscitation is important and critical in treating cardiac arrest.2. Defibrillation: This procedure momentarily stops the heart and the chaotic rhythm. In most cases this process allows the heart to resume its normal rhythm.3. Surgery includes coronary bypass surgery  PreventionAccording to dictionary definition  1. Stop smoking2. Exercise regularly3. Start eating healthy



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