There’s a wide range of cardiac emergencies that can develop into rapidly evolving life-threatening situations, including ischemic events, evolving or migrating cardiac circulation events, chronic exacerbation problems and cardio circulatory collapse issues.
The analysis, in Women’s Health Issues, used four years of data from a federal government database to compile information on out-of-hospital emergencies involving people 40 and older with chest pain or cardiac arrest. Almost 2.4 million people, 1.2 million of them women, were included.
In approaching cardiac emergencies, cardiac disease can be divided into structural disease, conduction abnormalities, and acquired illnesses.
The most challenging scenarios of cardiac emergencies in the first year of
life include cyanotic episodes, congestive heart failure, cardiogenic shock or
collapse, and arrhythmias. All of these emergent presentations can be the result of either the initial presentation of disease or as a known complication
of an already diagnosed cardiac lesion.
This course will discuss life-threatening and non-life-threatening causes of CP and provide an initial approach to evaluating CP patients stressing the collection of the health history and physical examination.
These conditions may present as severe cyanosis, heart failure, lethargy and lack of spontaneous movement, arrhythmia or hyper cyanotic spells.
Good review from Morristown Medical Center & Goryeb Children’s Hospital.
As our study suggests, when considering all-comers presenting to any hospital, the weekend effect is likely to be true. But other studies, including a recent study by Arnaoutakis et al of the International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissection, which includes aortic centers of excellence at tertiary and quarternary care hospitals, found no difference in mortality whether surgery was performed on the weekend or during the week.7 Again, context matters when interpreting the data.
Cardiac emergency care and treatment are solely a matter of survival. When the bell rings, the fuse has already been lit and the clock is ticking. It’s time to act.