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Ch. 7Emergencies

What is angina? chest pains that come and go.
What is Asystole? condition where the heart has stopped.
What is cardiac arrest? condition in which the heart has stopped beating.
What does CPR mean? Cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
What is cholesterol? A fatty substance made by the body and found in certain foods.
What is defibrillation? An electrical shock that disrupts the electrical activity of the heart long enough to allow the heart to stop and start an effective rhythm.
A signal of a heart attack is... persistant chest pain.
Care for a heart attack would be.. Call 911
Another thing you would do when caring for a person and heart attack would be... monitor breathing and other signs of life.
Stroke or other kind of brain damage can also stop the heart
Some signals of a heart attack would be... denial, sweating, and nausea
Be prepared to perform CPR or use an AED
Chest compressions are a method of.. making the blood flow when the heart is not beating.
The correct hand position allows you to give the most effective... compressions.
What are the coronary arteries? blood vessels that supply he heart muscles with oxygen rich blood.
What is Atherosclerosis? a condition in which fatty deposits build up.
What would a risk factor be? conditions or behaviors that increase the chance that a person will develop a disease.
What does V-fib mean? Ventricular fibrillation
What is V-tach? Ventricular Tachycardia
What is Coronary heart disease? when the heart muscle becomes hardened
Created by: cosborne