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Cardiac arrest is a medical emergency in which the heart stops beating entirely, and requires immediate treatment. Depending on its cause, an episode of cardiac arrest may be possible to prevent.
Dignity Health doctors are trained to handle any medical emergency, including cardiac arrest treatment in the Bay Area. Cardiac arrest is a medical emergency in which the heart stops beating entirely, and requires immediate treatment. Depending on its cause, an episode of cardiac arrest may be possible to prevent.
Dignity Health doctors are trained to handle any medical emergency, including cardiac arrest treatment in the Bay Area. Find a Doctor today to learn how you can prevent cardiac arrest.today to learn how you can prevent cardiac arrest.
Immediate action is necessary if you witness someone collapse in cardiac arrest:
After being successfully resuscitated from cardiac arrest, the person will need to undergo treatment for the underlying cause of the episode. Treatment may include:
The initial management of cardiac arrest focuses on restoring a regular heart rhythm. After your heartbeat is restored, your treatment options will depend on the cause of the cardiac arrest, and your overall health.
For example, if your cardiac arrest was caused by underlying coronary artery disease, your Dignity Health doctor will likely recommend lifestyle changes, and possibly prescription medication or a surgical procedure.
Be sure to discuss with your doctor the risks, benefits and likely outcomes of all your recommended treatment options.
Because cardiac arrest is caused by an underlying medical condition, it can often be prevented. Don’t skip your annual check-up with your primary doctor. These exams can uncover any developing health issues before they cause serious complications, such as cardiac arrest.
Reduce your risk factors for cardiac arrest by:
Cardiac care at Dignity Health ranges from prevention and chronic disease management to treatment of heart attacks. Learn more about cardiac care services at our Bay Area hospitals.
Dignity Health offers advanced diagnostic procedures and treatment protocols, including cardiac arrest treatment in San Francisco, Santa Cruz, and Redwood City.