Sudden Cardiac Arrest

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Cardiac arrest is the abrupt loss of heart function in a person who may or may not have diagnosed heart disease.

Each year, more than 420,000 emergency cases of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the United States.

Signs/ Symptoms

  • Sudden loss of responsiveness
  • dizziness
  • Does nothing when you ask if he's OK.

Call 9-1-1!!!!

Emergency Help

  • Yell for help
    • Tell someone to call 9-1-1 or your emergency response number and get an AED (if one is available).
  • Check breathing:
    • If the person isn't breathing or is only gasping, give CPR.
  • Push hard and push fast
    • Use an AED as soon as it arrives by turning it on and following the prompt.
  • Keep pushing until the person starts to breathe or move or someone with more advanced training takes over.
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