Treatments for Cardiac arrest
Treatments for Cardiac arrest:
The first step in treatment of cardiac arrest is prevention and treatment of risk factors and potential underlying diseases and conditions. These include coronary artery disease, heart attack, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, smoking, high cholesterol, hypertension, and recreational drug use. Prevention includes regular exercise, achieving and maintaining a healthy weight, and eating a heart-healthy, low salt, well-balanced diet.
A heart healthy diet is rich in fresh fruit and vegetables and whole grains and includes low-fat or no-fat dairy products and moderate quantities of healthy meats. Total fat intake should be between 25 and 35 percent of calories. Most of the fats should come from sources of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, which can actually help to lower cholesterol levels. They include fats from fish, nuts and vegetable oils, such as salmon, trout, herring, avocados, olives, walnuts and liquid vegetable oils.
Foods high in saturated and trans fats should be avoided. They include foods made with partially hydrogenated oils, such as baked goods, doughnuts,fried foods, shortening and some margarines and dairy products. Foods high in saturated fats include those processed from animals, including beef, beef fat, veal, lamb, pork, lard, poultry fat, butter, cream, milk, cheeses and other dairy products made from whole and 2 percentmilk.
Prevention of cardiac arrest may also require participation in a smoking cessation program or drug rehabilitation program as appropriate.
Treatment of cardiac arrest includes immediate CPR and defibrillation and the rapid initiation of advanced life support measures. These can include securing the airway by passing a tube that is attached to a respirator into the lungs and administering intravenous fluids and medications.
In certain cases, it might be recommended that a person who has recurring episodes of ventricular tachycardia, which can rapidly lead to cardiac arrest, receive an implantable defibrillator. This small device is surgically placed in the chest and can immediately deliver a life-saving electrical shock as soon as the device senses ventricular tachycardia.
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- 0.03% (3,795) of hospital consultant episodes were for cardiac arrest in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
- 70% of hospital consultant episodes for cardiac arrest required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
- 58% of hospital consultant episodes for cardiac arrest were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
- 42% of hospital consultant episodes for cardiac arrest were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
- 3% of hospital consultant episodes for cardiac arrest required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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