Heart, You are under Arrest !!!

Cardiac Arrest is a sudden loss of heart function in a person. who may or may not have been diagnosed with heart disease. And it can also kill people if appropriate steps are not taken immediately. The condition usually results from an electrical disturbance in your heart that disrupts its pumping action, stopping blood flow to your body.


First of all, if someone suddenly falls then you need to call the emergency ambulance. Till the emergency service arrive, Giving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), using a defibrillator or even just giving compressions to the chest would be appropriate.


The symptoms of cardiac arrest are a sudden collapse, no breathing, no pulse, loss of consciousness. Sometimes there are symptoms which occurs before the cardiac arrest they are chest discomfort, shortness breath, weakness, a strong or irregular heartbeat, etc. But cardiac arrest often occurs with no warning.


A heart transplant can be done in case of cardiac arrest. But there are also many chances of rejections of the transplanted heart. The signs and symptoms of rejection of heart are fever, shortness of breath, fatigue, gaining in weight, etc.


There are also many problems as we know that in heart transplant we will need a heart and working hearts are so costly that a poor person who needs heart cannot get it, and there are also chances that the rich people get first priority to get the heart. There are also not as many donors in compare to receivers. About 88 percent of patients survive the first year after transplant surgery, and 75 percent survive for 5 years. The 10-year survival rate is about 56 percent. After the surgery, most heart transplant patients can return to their normal levels of activity. However, less than 30 percent return to work for many different reasons.

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