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"What To Do In A Cardiac Emergency"

This message brought to you by Dr. Eric Zoog, Baptist Emergency Services

Cardiac arrest strikes immediately and without warning. When an adult suddenly collapses, can not be awakened and gasps for air or is not breathing at all, quickly start chest compressions, retrieve an automated external defibrillator if available, and then call 911.

CCR, or CardioCerebral Resuscitation has improved survival rates over traditional CPR by 250 percent; it's easier to do and there is no mouth to mouth contact. Put the heel of one hand on the breast bone, other hand on top, lock elbows and use your upper body weight to compress the chest at 100 beats per minute. Think of compressing to the beat of the song of "Staying Alive."

Do not worry about breaking ribs or bones. You do not have to be certified. And the Good Samaritan law protects you.

Baptist's Cardiac Arrest Center begins in the field. Your hands are their heart.

"What to do if you have Chest Pain?

This message brought to you by Dr. Eric Zoog, Baptist Emergency Services

Do Not Ignore Chest Pain. It could be a serious condition. Chest pain or heaviness that radiates to the neck, jaw or arms, accompanied by shortness of breath, sweating, nausea, and dizziness may be a sign of a cardiac problem.

Yesterday 1,000 Americans died from sudden cardiac death. Today, Baptist uses the most advanced technologies to change this statistic.
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People often confuse cardiac arrest with a heart attack. While cardiac arrest can follow a heart attack, these two heart problems are significantly different.
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When it comes to your heart, know your risk factors. The four important numbers you need to know are cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and body mass index.
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People experience cardiac arrest when their heart beat stops. At Baptist, our Cardiac Arrest Center has a team of board certified physician specialists working together to improve outcomes for cardiac arrest patients.
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