What is sudden cardiac arrest?

Ventricular tachycardia (VT) and ventricular fibrillation (VF)

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Frequently Asked Questions

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Frequently Asked Questions


Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a failure of the heart's electrical system that causes sudden, chaotic, rapid, and erratic heartbeats until the heart stops.


What is Sudden or Sudden Cardiac Arrest?


Two of the most common ways an episode of sudden cardiac arrest begins are a fast heartbeat called ventricular tachycardia (VT) and another chaotic rhythm called ventricular fibrillation (VF). When this happens, the heart is unable to pump blood to the brain and vital organs efficiently.

In the event of a sudden cardiac arrest, the blood flow to the brain is suddenly interrupted, taking into account that in the event of a cardiopulmonary arrest, each minute that passes reduces the chances of survival of the victim by 10%, with 5 minutes being the time limit. security so as not to suffer serious neurological sequelae or death.

During a PCS, CPR maneuvers alone are not enough to restore heart rhythm, only a DESA DEA defibrillator is capable of restoring normal heart rhythm.

Is a PCS the same as a heart attack or heart attack?

No. A heart attack happens when a blockage in an artery causes a lack of oxygen to reach the heart muscle and ends up damaging it. Heart attack victims may feel chest pain and are usually conscious.


Sudden Cardiac Arrest PCS


Heart attacks are serious and can lead to PCS. However, sudden cardiac arrest can happen regardless of whether or not there is a heart attack and without warning. Sudden cardiac arrest can be fatal if not treated immediately.

What is external defibrillation?


External defibrillation is the application of an electrical current to the heart during an episode of cardiac arrhythmia in order to restore the normal rhythm of the heart. Electrical energy from the shock is delivered to the heart from electrodes placed on the chest; the DESA DEA defibrillator performs the necessary electrical discharges until the natural sinus rhythm is restored.

Who can have sudden cardiac arrest?

People at highest risk of sudden cardiac arrest are people who have a history of cardiovascular disease or heart problems, ischemic heart disease, diabetes, or stroke.

However, sudden cardiac arrest is unpredictable and can affect anyone of any age, anytime, anywhere, whether they are children or adults, smokers or non-smokers, sick or healthy.


Sudden cardiac arrest and cardiopulmonary resuscitation maneuvers


An alarming number of young people die each year from sudden cardiac arrest; many of them did not know they had heart problems until the sudden cardiac arrest happened. PCS often occurs in healthy-appearing, active people with no known heart or other health problems.

If cardiac arrest occurs, can the victim be saved by CPR alone?

It is a common mistake to believe that cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) alone and with a call to 112 is enough to maintain the chain of survival of a person in cardiac arrest. CPR is a temporary measure that maintains the flow of blood and oxygen to the brain until the arrival of medical services.

CPR is not enough to return the chaotic heart rhythm to its normal state during ventricular fibrillation. The key to surviving sudden cardiac arrest is defibrillation with an AED DESA defibrillator, and performed as soon as possible. Only an AED AED defibrillator can restore normal heart rhythm.

What function does a DESA DEA defibrillator have?

A DESA defibrillator has the function of restoring the chaotic rhythm of a person in cardiopulmonary arrest, through a processor placed inside the DEA, it analyzes the victim's heart rhythm through electrodes placed on the patient's chest and recommends the rescuer when necessary. an electric shock.

During the shock, an electrical current is applied to the heart through the chest wall via the adhesive electrode pads.


HeartSine's Samaritan PAD defibrillators are designed not to apply an electric shock unless it is necessary, on the other hand, they are equipment that can also perform several discharges in a row if necessary. The electrical discharge produced by the DESA defibrillator is capable of restoring normal heart rhythm.


Why is a HeartSine defibrillator necessary?


If CPR alone is used, the chances of surviving sudden cardiac arrest are less than five percent; however, if CPR is combined with the immediate use of a cardiac defibrillator, the chances of survival increase to more than 75 percent.

HeartSine defibrillators can be used by anyone, anytime, anywhere, Heartsine's Samaritan Series defibrillators feature an advanced algorithm to deliver an effective electrical shock to restore heart rhythm.

Samaritan PAD defibrillators are the most advanced DEA DESA equipment on the market, they are small-sized portable defibrillator equipment with CE certification. From Neosalus we always recommend Samaritan PAD defibrillators to our clients for use in both children and adults.


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