Cardiac Arrest

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  • Cardiac Arrest
    • When the heart stops pumping blood around the body
      • Person having a cardiac arrest stops breathing and will usually become unconcious
    • Causes
      • Heart and circulatory disease
      • Extreme blood or fluid loss
      • Extreme body temperature
      • Blood potassium levels that are extreme
    • Symptoms
      • Fatigue
      • Fainting
      • Blackouts
      • Dizziness
      • Shortness of  breath
      • Vomiting
      • Chest pain
      • Weakness
    • Treatment
      • Medication
        • Defibrillator
      • Psychological
        • Counselling
        • Therapy
        • Support groups
      • Lifestyle changes
        • Cut down on smoking/alcohol
        • Eating more healthily
        • Regular exercise

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