Cardiovascular emergencies are life-threatening disorders that must be identified immediately to avoid delay in treatment and to minimize illness and death. Patients may have symptoms of severe hypertension, chest pain, dysrhythmia, or cardiopulmonary arrest.
HOW IS CARDIOVASCULAR EMERGENCIES DIAGNOSED?
The symptoms to look for emergencies are sudden onset of severe backache (upper part), cold sweats, nausea or vomiting, anxiety, indigestion and unexplained fatigue may also be present. One has to remember that chest pain and discomfort are the most common heart attack symptoms in both men and women.
HOW IS CARDIOVASCULAR EMERGENCIES TREATED?
The treatment for these kinds of emergencies includes early defibrillation and other forms of cardiac support to revive the patient before changing the airways and circulation sequence for better cardiac functioning. Chest compressions may also be carried out in such cases.
DID YOU KNOW?
The survival of cardiac emergencies decreases by about 10% with every passing minute. It is hence very important to react very quick in dealing with these emergencies.