Health and Wellness - Save a Life: Episode 15
The problem of sudden cardiac death is a major concern all over the world, affecting people of different age groups. When it comes to India, the problem has escalated due to the sudden change in lifestyle and food choices.
When medical emergencies like a cardiac arrest happen, it is important to be prepared. You can help someone in a medical emergency only when you are aware of what has to be done. If you are aware and informed, then you can take the necessary steps to revive a person and Save his life.
Worldwide, millions of people die of sudden cardiac arrest every year. This is partly due to limited and sometimes ineffective bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Many adults in cardiac arrest can be revived, with intact neurologic function, if the bystanders provide immediate CPR. Raising public awareness and understanding of the practical applications of CPR is an essential strategy to increase CPR success in cardiac arrest cases.
It is even more important to learn about CPR if you have a loved one who has a history of cardiac disease; as research reports that the majority of cardiac arrests occur at home. Save a Life is an initiative through which people will be made aware of the early signs & symptoms of cardiac arrest so that patients can get to the hospital in time and also be trained on giving CPR if the need arises. Today, we have with us eminent cardiologists who can help you understand sudden cardiac death and the role of CPR to REVIVE and SAVE A LIFE.
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