One of the leading causes of death worldwide is sudden cardiac arrest, a heart condition associated with other ailments such as myocardial infarction and arrhythmia. A heart attack is not the same as a cardiac arrest, even though the former may end up triggering the latter. Cardiac arrest is the clinical term that describes a sudden change in cardiac function leading to cardiac failure and death. Patients with a cardiac arrest are non-responsive; it is the last stage of ventricular fibrillation and other severe heart problems resulting the heart to stop pumping blood.
Thus, a patient with cardiac arrest is unconscious and has no stable vital signs. This condition is also known as sudden cardiac death, and even though it is a deadly condition that requires urgent medical attention in the emergency room, there are a series of warning signs and heart conditions that you can detect and fix in order to avoid this dangerous condition.
The most important warning signs and risk factors of cardiac arrest are as follows:
It is the clinical name of fainting or losing one’s consciousness. But different from other types of fainting, patients with a syncope recover quickly and entirely without memory loss and other consequences found in seizures, antidepressant toxicity, and other causes of fainting. The cause of syncope is a sudden and temporary reduction in the blood flow to the brain, and it is a risk factor to suffer a cardiac arrest.