When Sudden Cardiac Arrest occurs, CPR and defibrillation should be rendered as soon as possible, regardless of any known or suspected cardiac or other medical history. CPR and defibrillation can be stopped if more information comes to hand and indicates that CPR and / or defibrillation is not warranted to be continued. Generally, you should, unless physically impossible, continue CPR and / or defibrillation until qualified help arrives. Qualified help would include a paramedic, doctor or nurse.
Some common medical conditions or contributors to medical conditions may include:
- AF (Atrial Fibrillation)
- After surgery
- Bowel cancer
- Bradycardia (Slow pulse)
- Brain tumor
- Breast cancer
- By-pass (cardiac)
- Calling an ambulance & preparing to go to hospital
- Cardiac diets – pre & post-surgery
- Cardiac history
- Cardiac risk factors
- Cardiac signs & symptoms
- CCF (Congestive Cardiac Failure)
- Chest pain – cardiac & non-cardiac
- CRF (Chronic Renal Failure)
- Diabetes – Diabetes and cardiac arrest
- High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
- High Cholesterol
- Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
- Hypotension (Low Blood Pressure)
- Low Blood Pressure (Hypotension)
- Mitral Valve defects
- Normal cardiac output
- Pace Makers
- Respiratory history
- Sexual activity
- Stress tests
- Tachycardia (Fast pulse)
- Throat cancer
- Variable or Implantable Defibrillators
- VT (Ventricular Tachycardia)
The above list is just a small list of many potential medical conditions, or contributors to medical conditions. If you have any of these conditions, you should consult with, and follow, your doctors recommendations. The information referenced here is only for information purposes and general information.
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