USV Health & Wellness: Save A Life - Episode 7
Sudden cardiac deaths are a major concern all over the world, affecting people of various 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 cardiac arrests happen, it is important to be aware of what first aid should be given. If you are aware and informed, then you can take steps to revive a person and save his life.
Recently, celebrity Raju Srivastav passed away after a prolonged health battle following a heart attack at his gym. We have also lost many other celebrities in the past two years to heart attacks.
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 lives can be saved with 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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