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Cardiac arrest is a life-threatening, emergency situation in which the heart stops beating entirely. It requires immediate treatment. In many cases, cardiac arrest can be prevented by treating existing underlying conditions.
Dignity Health North State delivers high quality cardiac care through our state-of-the-art hospitals and community clinics. Take our online heart risk assessment and Find a Doctor today to discuss your heart health, and how to best avoid needing cardiac arrest treatment in Northern California.
If you see someone collapse in cardiac arrest, take action right away:
If you’ve succeeded in resuscitating someone from cardiac arrest, that person will need to be treated for the underlying cause. Some common treatments include:
The initial treatment priority for cardiac arrest is to restore your normal heart rhythm. After you’ve been resuscitated, further treatment will depend on the cause of your cardiac arrest and your overall health.
If coronary artery disease caused your cardiac arrest, your doctor will recommend lifestyle changes and possibly surgery or medication. Ask your doctor about the risks, benefits and likely outcomes of all recommended treatments.
It is possible to prevent cardiac arrest in most cases by treating the underlying medical condition before it causes complications. Schedule a checkup with your Dignity Health North State doctor at least once a year, so you can identify and treat your health concerns.
You can also lower your risk of cardiac arrest by:
Our doctors at Dignity Health North State provide knowledgeable care ranging from emergency, life-extending treatments to routine annual exams. Learn more about the services we provide at our Northern California hospitals.
Dignity Health North State is here to help our patients through medical emergencies, including follow-up care after cardiac arrest treatment, in Mt. Shasta, Red Bluff, and Redding, CA.