Cardiac Arrest: How does sudden cardiac arrest occur? How to get rid of that threat?

Athose who talked to us till then are collapsing. We keep reading the news of those who suddenly lose their lives due to a sudden heart attack. But very few people know that it is cardiac arrest and not heart attack.  

Leminent Kannada actor Puneeth Rajkumar, Andhra Pradesh Minister Gautham Reddy, famous Kannada radio jockey Rachna are those who lost their lives due to cardiac arrest. Many people mistake cardiac arrest for a heart attack.  The causes of heart attack and cardiac arrest are also different. Most of those who die suddenly die of cardiac arrest. Doctors consider such deaths as Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD) or Sudden Heart Pain Deaths. 

It occurs due to sudden cessation of heartbeat. Experts say it is an acute heart failure. People with heart disease or others are also susceptible to it. Recently many people are dying in their sleep. More than 95 percent of deaths are due to cardiac arrest. Fewer than five percent of these deaths are due to massive bleeding in the stomach, chest, or brain due to aortic rupture. A ruptured aorta is caused by an aneurysm.

Tests to detect an aneurysm?

Aneurysm occurs in the heart, not the brain. An aneurysm is a swelling in a blood vessel. A balloon or bubble forms in a blood vessel. Treatment should be started before it ruptures. If it grows too large and ruptures, the blood vessels will be pinched and bleed. Then the situation gets out of hand and turns deadly. When the bubble bursts, many people will collapse and die. An aneurysm can be detected by X-ray or echocardiography. Normal blood circulation and oxygen circulation in the brain is interrupted. 

Factors for cardiac arrest

Smoking, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, obesity, diabetes, Certain factors that increase the risk of sudden death include a sedentary lifestyle. Men are more at risk than women in this regard. Electrical shock or CPR should be performed immediately after cardiac arrest. Otherwise the patient dies within five to eight minutes.

Differences between heart attack and cardiac arrest

Many people think that these two are the same. But the characteristics of both are also different. There is also a possibility of cardiac arrest in those who have heart attacks. It can also be caused by a sudden stoppage of blood flow to the heart. A heart attack may occur first and eventually it may turn into a cardiac arrest. It can also be caused by blood clots. The chances of survival after a cardiac arrest are very low. 

Some symptoms appear before another heart attack occurs. Knowing about them can save lives. Blood supply is interrupted when clots form in a coronary artery. In that case, the chances of heart attack are high. Some patients remain conscious even after a heart attack. Feels severe pain in the heart. Breathing also becomes difficult. Sometimes the problem of gas becomes too much and when the gas hits the heart, there is a risk of stroke. In order to avoid such situations, it is necessary to ensure that the heart is strong. One should protect the heart by eating healthy food.

Note: Information collected from various studies, researches and health journals has been provided here as usual for your understanding. This information is not a substitute for medical care or treatment. If you have any doubts regarding health, you should definitely consult a doctor. For the items mentioned in this article, “ABP Country”, ‘ABP Network’ Note that no liability is assumed. 

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