By Mitajah Henry and KImberly Alonso
How is it diagnosed?
A defibrillator gets your heart back into its normal rhythm.
Maintain circulatory flow and oxygenation during cardiac arrest.
Treatment in Hospital
If you survive SCA, you'll likely be admitted to a hospital for ongoing care and treatment. In the hospital, your medical team will closely watch your heart.
Who is most likely to have this disease?
African Americans underlies this condition such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart failure, and chronic kidney disease or certain cardiac findings.
What are the Prognosis?
Patient factors are those that are unique to the patient such as age, gender, lifestyle habits.
Factors relating to the cardiac arrest itself are also associated with patient outcome.
First monitored rhythm of the heart
if ventricular fibrillation or tachycardia is detected on the first electrocardiogram after the event, the chances of survival are 18% to 64%. For other rhythms, the chances of survival are much lower, ranging from 1.2% to 14%.
Patients with a shorter duration of cardiac arrest have a better prognosis and chance of survival than those with a longer duration of arrest.
The duration of cardiac arrest is usually much shorter when individuals live near to a hospital they can access.