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What is the best way to Preventing Cardiac arrest?

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The most common misconception about problems related to the heart is that one is at risk only when you’re older. But with the changes in our lifestyle and food habits, it is sad to see that heart problems are becoming common even in younger populations. You’re never too young or early to start thinking about your health and the risks that come with an unhealthy way of living.

A cardiac arrest is different from a heart attack. While a heart attack is when the heart stops pumping blood to your body, a cardiac arrest is more electric. A heart is triggered to beat with regular electrical impulses, and when these impulses become erratic, it can lead to a cardiac arrest. A heart attack may also lead to a cardiac arrest.

Children can experience cardiac attacks too and the symptoms are losing consciousness, gasping for breath, stopped breathing, and the possibility of seizure-like shaking of the body.

CPR within 2-5 minutes of this can prevent the interruption of blood flow to the brain.

Ways to prevent a sudden cardiac death or cardiac attack:

Screening for family history of cardiac deaths:

Raising awareness of screening for people with a strong family history of sudden cardiac arrest or severe breathing problems.

Smoking intervention:

Arranging a counseling session for chain smokers about the harm that it does to their heart and the risk factors that come with it. Close family of smokers should also be intervened about this.

Pay attention to symptoms:

In almost half the cases, warning signs and symptoms are present and are ignored. This makes it extremely important for parents as well as children to look out for these signs.

  • Fainting due to excitement or during exercise.
  • Seizures during or immediately after exercise.
  • Repeated unexplained fainting.
  • Chest pain or discomfort during exercise.
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness.
  • Excessive shortness of breath.
  • Racing heart rate or heart palpitations.

Lifestyle changes:

Make a change in your lifestyle patterns and make sure that you have a healthy diet and exercise regularly to keep not just your body, but your heart healthy too.

The best way to prevent a cardiac arrest is to know the health of your heart with the help of regular screenings and having a thorough knowledge about the warning signs and symptoms of a cardiac arrest.

Once you are prepared with all this information, you can concentrate your energy on making healthy changes in your lifestyle patterns and looking out for signs that your body might be giving you.

If your body is alerting you about cardiac arrest symptoms, consult a Cardiologist immediately. One of the best Cardiology Hospitals in Hyderabad is Star Hospitals, where you can get your heart health monitored by professionals.


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