Thursday, 16 April 2015

Emergency Cardiac Arrest First Aid Saves Many Lives

As humans, we are always in danger of getting into emergency situations where our life would be at risk, such as in the case of a sudden cardiac arrest. Such kind of emergencies usually does not come with warnings. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a technique that can be used to save lives in emergency scenarios. These types of emergencies can arise as a result of accidents and natural disasters too. Those who are suffering from diseases like cancer, cardiovascular disease, renal disease, and so on may have the need for urgent application of CPR at some point in their lives.

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation when applied as a first aid in cases of emergency cardiac arrest can increase the chances of a person’s survival. Those who do not get CPR on time at the time of a heart attack often die of premature death. It is not always possible to predict who will get a heart attack and when, but it is possible to be prepared to deal with the situation by learning about how to apply CPR to a patient in need of it. What happens during cardiac arrest is that the patient’s heart stops working all of a sudden, putting a stop to the circulation of blood in the body, resulting in eventual death. By applying CPR as a first aid option will help in the flow of blood in the victim’s body by helping the heart to work properly.

If someone near you faces sudden heart attack, cardiopulmonary resuscitation should be applied to that person within 4 to 6 minutes to save that person’s life. The failure of the heart to function properly is often described as an electrical dysfunction that can be restored with the proper use of CPR and AED machines. The aim of CPR is to restore the heartbeat of a person in case of heart attacks. It is not only heart attacks when CPR comes in handy. It can also be applied if a person is choking, has a stroke, or injury or distress due to any other critical emergency. The person applying CPR has to be quick in evaluating the process of CPR and addressing the medical requirements of a cardiac arrest victim.

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation is a specialized first aid process. It should be applied by only trained persons, whether or not from the medical field. By applying CPR, you will be able to save the life of the person near you, who may be having a heart attack. CPR is the first aid that you can apply before professional medical help arrives. Apply CPR only when necessary, in cases of emergency.

By increasing the flow of blood in the body, CPR helps brain cells and different organs of the body from getting damaged. In cases of heart attacks, the victim can die in just 4 to 6 minutes if CPR is not applied immediately. But CPR is a temporary option, not a permanent solution. Proper medical attention is required to save a person’s life after heart failure. Follow us: Google+. Follow us: Google+

Thursday, 2 April 2015

What to Do If Cardiac Arrest or Heart Attack Takes Place?

The beauty of life is its uncertainty. In order to live to the fullest, we need to be prepared for unforeseen emergencies that can hit us in any form. One of the things that we can do to avoid unavoidable and sudden health issues is to keep fit by taking care of our body and mind.If our mind is not thinking the right thoughts, it can affect our health in a negative way. We need to practice the right way to live our lives so that we can have a healthy heart and avoid emergencies such as sudden heart attacks.

Cardiac arrests or heart attacks can happen to anyone any time, and it can happen to especially those who have a predisposition toward some heart ailment. Oxygen reaches the heart through the continuous flow of blood. When the flow of blood to the heart gets blocked, oxygen-rich blood does not reach the heart, and heart attack takes place.If the heart remains without oxygen for 4 to 6 minutes then the patient can die. So, in case of a sudden cardiac arrest, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can help a heart attack victim to survive till he/she reaches hospital or till the doctor arrives.
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation is applied to heart attack patients to help blood to flow to the heart and lungs so that the person who is suffering may get enough oxygen to survive. If CPR is not applied on time, then the blocked artery will begin to die resulting in death of the patient. In other cases of cardiac arrest, a heart may stop beating all of a sudden as the heart muscle stops working. This is similar to an electrical malfunction in the heart, resulting in irregular heartbeat.When the pumping action of the heart is disrupted, very less amount of oxygenated blood flows to the lungs, brain, lever, and other organs in the body. AED devices can also be utilized in certain emergency cases of heart attacks.

Heart attacks are often a result of unhealthy lifestyle that we lead because of lack of knowledge or wrong perceptions about health and how our heart works. If you want to avoid heart attack in your life, you must keep your heart healthy and strong. Keep watch on what you eat, the lifestyle you lead, diabetes, blood pressure, sleeping habit, the nature of physical activities, or the lack of it to keep heart ailments at bay. But when a heart attack takes place, you should be well prepared with training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation to help the person near you who may be having a heart attack and needs your help.

The symptoms of cardiac arrest usually differ among men and women. Some may experience discomfort in the stomach while some may feel intense discomfort in the chest area. Vomiting, nausea, discomfort in upper part of the body, and shortness of breath are some of the symptoms of heart attack. When the heart attack takes place, the heart generally doesn’t stop beating, as is the case with cardiac arrest. Sometimes, these symptoms go on for days and weeks. Therefore, it is very important to keep a lookout for these symptoms among your near and dear ones. This will help you to provide help at the earliest when required.

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