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Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsHeart Diseases · 1 month ago

How can someone not be saved of a heart attack when someone else is with them at the time they have it?

One of the narrators of Thomas died at home of a heart attack while their wife was in the room. How was she not able to stop this?

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  • 1 month ago
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    Even if the heart attack occurred in a fully equipped level 1 trauma center while the patient was hooked up to full cardiac monitoring, it isn't always medially possible to save their life.

    It is also possible to have a fatal heart attack without showing symptoms that would be noticed by someone that doesn't have medical training OR isn't looking for signs.

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  • 2 weeks ago

    Even after the advancements in emergency cardiac care, the sudden cardiac arrest still remains as one of the top causes of death in India and worldwide. One of the most common reasons for a cardiac arrest includes disturbance in the electrical rhythm, also known as ventricular fibrillation, which can be treated with an electrical shock to the chest. In emergency situations, when an electrical shock cannot be immediately given to the patient, CPR comes in very handy and can help to keep the blood and oxygen running in the body.

    If CPR is not initiated timely, at least in the first 6 minutes, a person can die in less than 10 minutes. Moreover, CPR buys more time until a defibrillator becomes available. Also, keeping the blood flow active – even partially – improves the chances of successful resuscitation.CPR can be initiated by any person – a bystander or medical personnel – and involves basic chest compressions and rescue breathing. CPR has to be initiated in the order of CAB – Compressions, Airway and Breathing.CPR can be performed via two methods – Hands-only and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. It is recommended that an untrained person performs only a hands-only CPR.

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  • Tavy
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    1 month ago

    Because it was too big, the whole heart stopped working. Even CPR does not always work.

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  • Rick
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    1 month ago

    My Dad died of one while Mom was 20' away in the kitchen making breakfast .........

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  • 1 month ago

    How would "you" go about stopping a heart attack?

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