Sudden cardiac arrest is a sudden stop of heart function, consciousness, and breathing. The condition is an outcome from an electrical disturbance in the heart that stops its pumping action, further stopping blood flow to the body.
There is a slight difference between sudden cardiac arrest and heart attack. A heart attack could sometimes trigger an electrical disturbance leading to sudden cardiac arrest.
And one should treat sudden cardiac arrest immediately as it can lead to death. If fast and appropriate medical care is provided then survival is possible. While giving cardiopulmonary resuscitation by using a defibrillator or by just giving compression’s to the chest, it can provide the chances of survival till the emergency team arrives.
A minor problem in the heart rhythm which is an outcome of a problem with the heart’s electrical system can be the cause of sudden cardiac arrest.
The heart’s electrical system controls the rhythm of your heartbeat. And if something goes wrong, your heart tends to beat too fast, too slowly or irregularly. Often these arrhythmias are brief and harmless, but some types can lead to sudden cardiac arrest.
Heart conditions leading to sudden cardiac arrest
Heart Attack: If a heart attack happens as a result of severe coronary artery disease, it can also trigger sudden cardiac arrest. The heart attack can also leave scar tissue in the heart.
Coronary artery disease: In most cases sudden cardiac arrest happen in people who suffer from coronary artery disease where the arteries become clogged with cholesterol and other deposits. This in return reduces blood flow in the heart.
Congenital heart disease: In children or adolescents, when sudden cardiac arrest happens, it may be due to a heart defect that was present during birth. And adults who have had corrective surgery for a congenital heart defect are at a higher risk of having a sudden cardiac arrest.
The signs and symptoms of sudden cardiac arrest are immediate and include
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