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What Is Cardiac Arrest? Know Symptoms And How To Help Someone During An Emergency

What Is Cardiac Arrest? Know Symptoms And How To Help Someone During An Emergency

Cardiac arrest generally does not show any symptom initially

Highlights

  1. Cardiac arrest stops the functioning of the heart immediately
  2. It stops the blood to flow and reach different organs
  3. Call an ambulance immediately if someone experiences a cardiac arrest

A cardiac arrest is a condition in which the heart stops working. This serious heart condition can happen without a warning in which the heart stops beating. It restricts the blood to flow to the brain and other parts of the body. This condition generally happens due to a problem in the electrical system of the heart. This reduces the blood flow and reaches a stage when there is no blood flow to the entire body. A cardiac arrest can be very quick and sudden at times which makes the patient unconscious and can even lead to sudden death.

Symptoms of cardiac arrest

A sudden cardiac arrest can happen without any sign and symptom. But in some cases, there are chances that the patient may experience some signs and symptoms a little before cardiac arrest. Some of these symptoms may include:

  1. Shortness of breath
  2. Dizziness
  3. Fatigue
  4. Racing heartbeat
  5. Vomiting

In the case of emergency and sudden cardiac arrest the person may experience:

  1. Cheat pain
  2. Loss of consciousness
  3. No pulse
  4. Shortness of breath or no breathing
  5. Person may collapse

In such a situation it is very important to seek medical help. Anyone with these symptoms should be treated immediately to avoid death.