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what is the definition?
A cardiac arrest is when a person's heart stops pumping blood around their body and they stop breathing normally.
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What's the most common fatal abnormal heart rythm?
ventricular fibrillation (VF)- occurs when the electrical activity of the heart becomes so chaotic it stops pumping and begins to quiver/fibrillate.
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What are the causes?
heart and circulatory disease-> extreme blood and fluid loss-> extreme body temp-> high or low blood potassium-> lack of oxygen-> punctured lung-> blood clot-> poisoning-> blood around the heart.
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What happens?
become unresponsive and lose consciousness-> no other signs of life-> turn grey-> shock the heart back
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What are the symptoms?
sudden collapse-> no pulse-> no breathing-> loss of consciousness-> fatigue, fainting, blackouts
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ventricular fibrillation (VF)- occurs when the electrical activity of the heart becomes so chaotic it stops pumping and begins to quiver/fibrillate.

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