Sudden Cardiac Arrest Signs To Watch For

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Signs To Watch For

May 26, 2021

According to The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation, cardiac arrest is an electrical problem. When someone suffers sudden cardiac arrest, they are unresponsive and their heart stops beating immediately. When a person’s heart stops beating, blood is no longer pumping throughout the body to the vital organs including the brain. Immediate treatment is crucial for survival.  

Here are some signs and symptoms of sudden cardiac arrest
  • • Suddenly passing out or collapsing 
  • • Unresponsiveness  
  • • Agonal breathing which sounds like a snort, a snore, a groan, or gasping 
  • • 10-20 seconds of seizing  

So, what do you do if you witness someone go into sudden cardiac arrest? How do you help them? If you suspect someone is suffering from sudden cardiac arrest, take the following steps: 

• Call 9-1-1 
• Immediately start performing CPR (100-120 chest compressions per minute) 
• Use an AED as soon as possible. 

It is very important to act immediately if someone is suffering sudden cardiac arrest. Every second that goes by without treatment hurts the person’s chances of survival.  

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