Cardiac arrest

Cardiac arrest is a sudden of  flow throughout the resulting from the of the  to pump effectively.

It is a rapidly fatal medical emergency requiring immediate intervention with cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) until further can be provided.

Cardiac arrest results in rapid  of consciousness and breathing may be abnormal or absent.

Note that while cardiac arrest may be caused by  attack or  , these are not the same.

Some individuals may experience chest pain, shortness of breath or nausea immediately before entering cardiac arrest.

Additionally, an elevated rate and feelings of light-headedness may occur before the episode.

If not intervened by CPR and defibrillation, cardiac arrest typically leads to death within minutes.

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