Effect of COVID-19 on Heart and Role of CPR

Covid 19 also known as the newly discovered Coronavirus is an infectious disease. People infected with the virus will experience severe to mild symptoms. A large population of those infected do not require specialized treatment. People at a higher risk of developing severe Covid 19 symptoms are those with underlying conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and severe respiratory problems. The disease spreads through droplets from saliva and coughing. The best way to protect yourself and loved ones is by acquiring as much knowledge as you can about the disease.

Most people infected with Covid 19 don’t show any symptoms, commonly referred to asymptomatic. The most common symptoms are: dry cough, fever and tiredness. Other symptoms include aches and pains, sore throat, headache, conjunctivitis, diarrhoea and a rash on skin, or discoloration of fingers or toes. Persons with severe system have difficulty moving, chest pain or pressure and shortness of breath or difficult breathing. It takes an infected person between five and fourteen days to show symptoms.

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8 Common Symptoms of Heart Attack In Women [Infographic]

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States. Symptoms can vary from person to person. Below graphical representation shows the eight common symptoms of heart attacks in women. Check out the online CPR training and certification course from CPR Select and learn skills to save the life of your loved ones during emergencies … Read more

How To Recognize Heart Attack Symptoms In Women

Women_Heart_AttackWhen we hear about a heart attack, a vivid image comes to mind where the victim cries out in agony while they clutch their chest and left arm before collapsing to the ground. Did you know that, in many cases, a heart attack looks nothing like this? In fact, the victim of a heart attack often does not even know that they’re having one, especially in women.

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Ribs Breaking During CPR and Other Side Effects

blog_3.1Did you know that performing CPR on a cardiac arrest victim can double or even triple their chance of survival?

When a person goes into cardiac arrest, the heart stops beating. CPR keeps the blood and oxygen pumping to the body’s major organs until and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) or emergency medical staff can restart it. Without blood and oxygen flowing to the organs, severe brain damage can occur within four minutes, and the victim will die within 10 minutes.

There are approximately 350,000 cardiac arrest cases in the United States each year, mostly occurring at home, with about 90% resulting in death. The high mortality rate is due to the victim’s not getting the help they need quickly enough. By learning CPR techniques, you can become a rescuer in an emergency and save a life when it matters most.

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Do You Know How To Handle A Heart Attack?

CPR CertificationDid You Know?

  • Approximately 715,000 heart attacks occur in the United States every year.
  • Heart attacks are a leading cause of death for Americans.
  • More than 350,000 cardiac arrests occur outside of a hospital setting each year in the United States.
  • More than 70% of these happen at home, making it critical that people are educated and prepared in case a loved one goes into cardiac arrest.
  • About 90% of people who had an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest will die; however, their chances of survival can double or triple if they receive help within the first few minutes of an attack.

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