Killer! Beware Of What Can Kill You In A Minute

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It is a problem concerning the electrical system of the heart. It happens when the heart muscles suddenly stop contracting  due to the organ’s malfunctioning leading to irregular heart beat or a complete cessation of the pumping action of the heart. If this happens, the person can die in a minute.

There are some few *signs* which may indicate that one is likely to suffer from Cardiac Arrest.

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  • Chest pains and pressure,
  • shortness of breath,
  • heart palpitation,
  • flu-like sensation (such as nausea, vomiting, back pain and or abdominal pain)
  • fatigue and fainting.

 

The above signs may not necessarily be for cardiac arrest but must not be taken lightly especially those with heart conditions

If you are with someone or chanced upon someone who suddenly goes into cardiac arrest, these are the *steps to follow*:

  1. *CALL* for help
    Check the victim for unresponsiveness. If the person is not responsive and not breathing or not breathing normally. Call for ambulance and return to the victim. In most locations the emergency dispatcher can assist you with CPR instructions.
  2. *PUMP*
    If the victim is still not breathing normally, coughing or moving, begin chest compressions. Push down in the center of the chest 2 inches 30 times. Pump hard and fast at the rate of at least 100/minute, faster than once per second.
  3. *BLOW*
    Tilt the head back and lift the chin. Pinch nose and cover the mouth with yours and blow until you see the chest rise. Give 2 breaths. Each breath should take 1 second.

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