Prevention of Cardiac Arrest
To reverse a cardiac arrest, you need to go for an early cardiopulmonary resuscitation and defibrillation. These lifesaving routines must be implemented within two to three minutes after cardiac arrest. Any delay in this regard, reduces your chance of survival. Remember circulatory arrest is totally different from a heart attack.
Use of implantable defibrillators are recommended in high risk patients. These instruments are located under the skin in the chest wall. There are also wires that are attached to the patient heart. If there is a detection of ventricular fibrillation, patient heart will automatically get a shock and the heart beat is restored. As cardiac arrest strike all of a sudden, you need to be prepared for it well in advance.
In few conditions, number of heart medications can cause arrhythmias that can lead to sudden cardiac arrest. Irrespective of whether you are suffering from a organic heart disease or not, significant modifications in potassium and magnesium blood levels can also cause cardiac arrest. Therefore, make sure that you maintain your potassium and magnesium blood levels.
Cardiac arrest in young people
Sudden death is a rarity in people under the age bracket of 18 to 25 years. Often, people of this age suffer from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy which is hereditary in nature. In hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, your ventricle walls are going to be bigger than the normal. Because of this, pumping chamber of the heart becomes smaller and therefore your heart faces issues in blood pumping.