Cardiovascular emergencies are a set of life threatening disorders that are related to cardiology. These disorders require immediate medical attention to avoid them from becoming fatal. From severe chest pain to hypertension to dysrhythmia, or cardiopulmonary arrest; cardiovascular emergencies include these and more such conditions. Cardiovascular emergencies are the leading cause of death across the world.
HOW IS CARDIOVASCULAR EMERGENCIES DIAGNOSED?
Dealing with cardiovascular emergencies is all about being proactive rather than reactive. When experiencing a cardiac arrest or when you face any symptoms such as chest pain that may signal a cardiac issue or if you have earlier had a cardiac arrest, it is important to be quick to call in for emergency care. Early Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) technique can be quite fruitful in managing an emergency. Quick defibrillation is also very effective followed by advanced care. These above steps, if initiated within the first few minutes of a cardiac emergency can reduce the risk of mortality by about 90%.
HOW IS CARDIOVASCULAR EMERGENCIES TREATED?
Treatment of the cardiovascular emergency varies with the type and seriousness of symptoms. Immediate medication may be given to stabilize the patient. Emergency surgeries may also be performed to save life.
DID YOU KNOW?
Cardiovascular emergencies need to be treated immediately and they can save life by 90% as they can be fatal and could lead to sudden death. They affect men twice as often as it does women. It is rare in children, although the exact prevalence is unknown.