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Cardiac Emergencies

What is Cardiovascular Disease? Abnormal conditions that affect the heart and blood vessels.
What are two common cardiac emergencies? Heart attack and cardiac arrest.
What does clinically dead mean? A victim has no signs of life.
What is a heart attack? Obstruction in the coronary arteries.
What are some signals of a heart attack? Chest pain or discomfort, pressure, heavy sensation.
Order for care for a heart attack? Check. Call. Care.
What is Angina caused by? Narrowed arteries.
What is Cardiocascular Disease caused by? Cardiac Arrest.
How deep should each compression be? 1 1/2 to 2 inches.
Do life threatening conditions come first? Yes.
What are the types of rhythms that can be corrected by early defibrillation? V-fib and V-tach.
What will happen if you are touching a victim while an AED is analyzing? The AED will read your signs.
Will you be okay if you are touching a victim while they are being shocked b an AED? No.
If a person is in cardiac arrest resulting from traumatic injuries, can an AED still be used? Yes.
What are the most common causes of cardiac arrest in children? Airway problems, drowning, trauma
What do you do if the victim has a pacemaker implanted? Use the opposite side of the victim's chest.
How do you locate the proper hand position? Using the palm of the hand.
Which arm is the most common to feel pain during a heart attack? The left arm.
What can early CPR help do? Circulate blood that contains oxygen.
Where is pain most often felt while having a heart attack? Center of the chest, behind the breat bone, shoulder, arm, neck or jaw.
Created by: DeedeeAnn