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What Is CPR?

CPR is a exercise used when someone is in Cardiac Arrest. Nearly 326,000 people have sudden Cardiac Arrest near or outside a hospital yearly. As a matter a fact not even a third undergo CPR from a bystander and hardly 10.4% survive this heart breaking occurrence. When Cardiac Arrest transpires it is crucial that a witness provides Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation or CPR. The three to five minutes after the victim collapses without CPR being performed it can result in lose of vital mobility. It is a matter of LIFE or DEATH for victims who suffer sudden Cardiac Arrest. However when a CPR-trained bystander is nearby and can act instantly and effectively, the survival rates of the victims double and even triple.

Cardiac Arrest vs. Heart Attack

Cardiac Arrest

Cardiac Arrest is a "electrical" problem within the heart. It is triggered when the heart malfunctions and causes a irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia). As a result the pumping action of the heart is breached and causes the heart to stop beating unexpectedly. The heart is unable to pump blood throughout the body such as the brain, lungs, and other organs. Not long after the victims becomes unresponsive, or is gasping. Within those few minutes DEATH occurs if the patient does not receive immediate assistants.

Heart Attack

A Heart Attack is a "circulation" problem within the heart. It occurs when blood flow to the chambers of the heart is blocked. Which means the oxygen-rich blood is prohibited to reach the section of the heart it was directed to go to. As a result if the blocked artery is not reopened immediately. The part of the heart that is nourished by that artery begins to die. Some symptoms are discomfort in the chest or other areas of the body. Often times the symptoms start slowly and persist within hours, days, or weeks before the victims realizes what is happening. The longer the patient goes without treatment, the higher the damage of the artery and heart.

What is the Link?

Often Heart Attacks are not the leading cause of Cardiac Arrest. Although when Cardiac Arrest occurs, a heart attack can result. Other occurrences may effect the hearts rhythm and can lead to Cardiac Arrest.