Most people use the words heart attack and cardiac arrest
interchangeably; in fact almost synonymously.
Instead, investigators found an unexpectedly high prevalence of standard cardiovascular risk factors among the young who suffered from sudden cardiac arrest
, a disorder that can cause instantaneous death.
Following resuscitation, patients are at risk of poor outcomes from post-cardiac arrest
syndrome, consisting of brain injury, myocardial dysfunction, systemic response to reperfusion, and issues related to the cause of cardiac arrest
Scientists compared blood calcium levels measured in 267 patients who experienced a cardiac arrest
up to 90 days later and 445 others who did not go on to suffer a cardiac arrest
Total number of CPR performed for witnessed cardiac arrest
(in hospital) were 61(37.
9 million runners, 59 (mean [[+ or -]SD] age, 42[+ or -]13 years; 51 men) had cardiac arrest
(incidence rate, 0.
Unlike heart attacks (myocardial infarction), which typically are caused by clogged coronary arteries reducing blood flow to the heart muscle, sudden cardiac arrest
is the result of defective electrical impulses.
The Sudden Cardiac Arrest
Technical Advisory Panel was convened in 2009 by the Joint Commission.
Another cause of cardiac arrest
is ventricular tachycardia (VT), a fast, dangerous rhythm that can stop the heart's pumping ability.
A cardiac arrest
and a heart attack are two completely different things.
He presented a case-crossover stud)" involving 12,288 Danes who experienced out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest
The underlying theory that has been borne out in the literature is that a patient who suffers a cardiac arrest
on the medical floor is likely to experience a "window" of six to eight hours (1) beforehand where there are measurable aberrations in vital signs or mental status that presage the occurrence of arrest that can be modified by intervention.
Examples of the causes of deaths occurring during police intervention included excited delirium, positional asphyxia, and cardiac arrest
But the outcome of sudden cardiac arrest
is not necessarily death.
Santa Clarita city officials offered a demonstration on Thursday of the Automated External Defibrillator or AED, a compact, computerized device used to administer an electric shock through the heart in sudden cardiac arrest