CVI of Orlando’s Cath Lab and quick response team understand that lives can be saved when patients are treated quickly
ORLANDO, Fla. (Oct. 8, 2014) – Sudden cardiac arrest is when the heart suddenly stops beating, resulting in no blood flow to the brain and other vital organs. October is dedicated to educating patients and the public about what sudden cardiac arrest is and how to respond to a cardiac arrest. Nearly 300,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur each year in the United States. It is shown that if the patient experiencing a sudden cardiac arrest is treated within minutes it improves their chance of survival.
At CVI, they are able to screen patients to identify factors that may increase risk for Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Even if an individual is not currently a cardiac patient, they might still be at risk. CVI recommends contacting a Primary Care Physician to get checked out and take time to learn about what to do if you see someone with sudden cardiac arrest. Information is a key part of prevention.
Dr. Pradip Jamnadas, founder and Medical Director of Cardiovascular Interventions (CVI), a cardiac state-of-the-art facility based in Orlando, said, “Sudden Cardiac Arrest is an extremely serious condition. However, we can help improve your chances of survival, so we recommend ‘get smart, get seen and get healthy.’ But if one experiences an attack, a quick response is vitally important.”
Rapidly implementing the American Heart Association’s “chain of survival” model can help increase the chances of survival and recovery from a heart attack. The links in the adult Chain of Survival are:
- Immediate recognition of cardiac arrest and activation of the emergency response system
- Early cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with an emphasis on chest compressions
- Rapid defibrillation
- Effective advanced life support
- Integrated post-cardiac arrest care
CVI’s 12,000 sq. ft. facility houses a variety of state-of-the-art technology advancements and equipment that aid in the diagnosis treatment of both cardiac and peripheral vascular conditions and assists in developing the most sophisticated and comprehensive treatment plans.
For more information about Cardiovascular Interventions, please visit www.OrlandoCVI.com or call 407-894-4880 to make an appointment.