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How to prevent sudden cardiac arrest

Posted on April 23, 2015 2:27 pm under Car Accidents

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a life-threatening medical emergency that occurs when the heart suddenly stops due to abnormal heart rhythm. According to the Heart Rhythm Society, 95% of people who experience SCA die due to absence of medical help.

Reducing your risk is considered the most effective strategy in preventing SCA. You can do this by:

  • Switching to a healthier lifestyle – Avoiding smoking and reducing your alcohol consumption may help a lot in preventing heart diseases that may cause SCA
  • Being physically active – Regular exercise helps keep your heart healthy
  • Managing your chronic health conditions – If you are suffering from diabetes or high blood pressure, consulting your doctor regularly may help assess your risk of SCA, among other heart-related conditions

Sudden cardiac arrests could sometimes happen after a traumatic incident, such as car accidents. Sadly, car accidents are sometimes a result of someone else’s negligence. To learn more about how to hold the responsible party legally and financially accountable for all your losses, speak with an attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling (414) 271-0900 today.