Cardiopulmonary resuscitation also known as CPR is a procedure performed on cardiac arrest victims to revive their heart rhythm. Cardiac arrest occurs when the heart suddenly stops functioning. The risk of cardiac arrest increases with age. However, anyone can fall victim. A set of factors are known to cause heart problems. Among them include lifestyle and genetic factors.
Cardiac arrest can affect healthy persons without prior heart problems. Corporate safety managers should be aware of the causes, symptoms and management of cardiac arrest cases. The symptoms of cardiac arrest include loss of consciousness and unresponsiveness. Victims may also experience chest pain or discomfort, feeling of light-headedness or collapsing, palpitations and shortness of breath.