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How do i decrease my chances of getting a cardiac arrest of the heart?

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Dr. John Charpie
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Diet and exercise: Maintaining a healthy lifestyle consisting of a nutritionally balanced diet, regular exercise, a healthy weight, not smoking, reducing and managing stress, and regular check-ups with your primary care provider will provide the best opportunity to avoid a heart attack and cardiac arrest.

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What are the chances of survival after a small heart attack that causes a cardiac arrest?

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Dr. Luke Hermann
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Time to defibrillate: The issue in the case you are describing is not the "small" heart attack but the cardiac arrest which is likely caused by a rhythm disturbance in the heart. The chances that someone survives a cardiac arrest are directly related to how quickly defibrillation (i.e. Shock from an aed) occurs. This period of time can be extended by high quality cpr- if CPR is performed well, defib can occur later.
A 44-year-old member asked:

How could i decrease risk of cardiac arrest?

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Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Preventive cardiac: Behavior and choices! no smoking regular exercize check BP and cholesterol/ fats avoid atherosclerosis, and coronary disease.

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