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Understanding the symptoms of sudden cardiac arrest

Posted on April 20, 2015 11:48 am under Car Accidents

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) occurs when the heart suddenly stops due to an electrical disturbance in the organ. This may then lead to loss of blood, as well as a depleted oxygen supply to the brain and other vital organs. This may result in brain damage, or possibly even death. Apart from underlying medical conditions, SCA can result from abrupt chest trauma caused by a car accident or another injurious incident.

Although SCA often occurs without symptom manifestation, an individual who is about to suffer from SCA may experience the following:

  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Palpitations
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Fainting
  • Blackouts

Car-related incidents can be tremendously injurious, if not deadly. Unfortunately, some road accidents are a result of other people’s recklessness. To learn more about filing a lawsuit after being harmed by a reckless driver in Appleton, consult with our team of auto accident lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling (414) 271-0900 today.