What is cardiac arrest?
What causes cardiac arrest?
Cardiac arrest can be reversed if it's treated within a few minutes with an electric shock to the heart to restore a normal heartbeat.
Once the heart is re-started or pulse is regained, patients are in the clear.
What contributes to the high death rate of patients who have their pulse re-started following cardiac arrest?
Medical care after cardiac arrest can lower the death rate.
How can doctors treat brain injury following cardiac arrest?
Patients resuscitated from a cardiac arrest caused by heart attack, should have an immediate x-ray of the heart arteries.
If the arteries are block, a doctor's only choice to open the arteries is through a procedure known as angioplasty.
What other common concern(s) have researchers found following cardiac arrest resuscitation?