Below are the closest facilities with cardiac arrest care.

Cardiac Arrest:

Cardiac arrest means that the heart suddenly stops beating. This is due to a problem with the heart's electrical system. When cardiac arrest occurs, emergency medical care needs to be provided right away. If it is not, the person can quickly die since blood is not being pumped throughout the body.

Signs and symptoms:

Cardiac Arrest Symptoms include:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • No breathing
  • No pulse

Prior to cardiac arrest, some people report the following cardiac arrest symptoms or warning signs in the weeks before the event:

  • Having chest pain
  • Feeling weak
  • Having a pounding sensation in the chest
  • Feeling faint

Cardiac Arrest Treatment:

Prompt treatment improves the chance of survival. The four steps in the cardiac chain of survival are:

  1. Call 911:
    Call for emergency medical services right away, especially if you notice cardiac warning signs or suspect cardiac arrest has occurred.
  2. Defibrillation:
    Defibrillation sends an electrical shock through the chest. The surge of electricity aims to stop the ineffective, irregular heart rhythm. This may allow the heart to resume a more normal electrical pattern. AEDs check the heart rhythm before instructing the rescuer to give the shock.
  3. Start CPR:
    CPR helps keep blood and oxygen flowing to the heart and brain until other treatment can be given. The heart and brain are very susceptible to low oxygen levels. Permanent damage can occur, even with successful resuscitation.
  4. Advanced Medical Care:
    Emergency medical personnel at the scene and doctors at the hospital will provide essential medical care and intensive monitoring. They will give drugs, insert a tube to maintain an open airway, and manage emergency care. Epinephrine is often given early to make the heart more receptive to electrical impulses and to improve blood flow to the heart and brain. The patient will receive oxygen.

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