Sudden Cardiac Arrest is usually caused by life - threatening arrhythmias and abnormalities in the heart's electrical system
Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is an abrupt loss of pulse and consciousness caused by an unexpected failure in the heart's ability to effectively pump blood to the brain and around the body. It is usually caused by life-threatening arrhythmias, abnormalities in the heart's electrical system.
Would you know how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in an emergency? It's a useful skill for all to know.
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After a person is revived from SCA, treatment continues at hospital. A heart rhythm specialist (cardiologist or electrophysiologist) will use results from diagnostic tests and a person's medical history to determine treatment options. more
Are you diagnosed with an irregular heartbeats called arrhythmia?
An Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator (ICD) is a small device that is placed in the chest to treat your arrhythmia. The ICD uses electrical pulses or shocks to treat life-threatening arrhythmias. An ICD with SmartShock & trade; Technlogy is designed to dramatically reduce the number of inappropriate shocks.
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