In the Netherlands, there is a campaign going on to get as many people as possible to buy a defibrillator (approx. $600). The point is that when a heart attack is reported to the emergency services, the operator can give the caller the addresses of the nearest people who own one so the rescue efforts can start before the ambulance get there. After all, the first six minutes are critical for the victim s survival . As of late, I have begun hearing conflicting stories about these devices however. Some say that defibrillators are always helpful, even in cases of full cardiac arrest , while others claim that defibrillators only work when the heart is fibrillating (extremely rapid spasms) and only serves to normalize the heartbeat. My question of course is, who is right? Answer 4 is going to get the ten points but I won t be online to give them today.
Some time ago I noticed my heartbeat was not regular, so I went to see a Dr. They took some blood samples for tests on aneamia and thyroid problem but they came back fine. Then I had a test where they put little stickers around my heart and on legs (I can t remember what it was called) for about 1 minute, but during that time my heart behaved normally so my Dr said that my heart was fine and just to keep an eye on it. Now, I am confused. How can it be normal when, especially in the evening and after a shower my heart does that funny thing, it sort of flutters, I feel it in my chest, it sort of beats twice in a row, difficult to explain. Is this really normal? I m only 30, by the way, so don t say it s my age. I am worried. My blood pressure is very good, by the way. My GP says that I am very healthy. Perhaps I should go and see a private Dr?
my sister is suffering from a heart disease.her age is 22 yrs,her hart is enlaged.her ecg is wide.sometimes her heart beats becomes too slow(30) & sometimes it s too fast(181) .doctors said that pacemaker is compulsary .plz giveme suggestionis there any other treatment except pacemaker
Hi. My son is 10. We have recently learned that he only has six adult teeth in his jaw. The dentist said this may be part of a syndrome that could affect other organs? My son has for two years now complained that every now and again his heart beats painfully hard and out of rythm. It hurts his chest and he sucks his breath in from the pain. When the rythm returns to normal, he is okay. This normally happens when he s just sitting at home or driving with me in the car, not during sport or exertion. His father died six months ago at age 51 of sudden cardiac arrest . His uncle had a heart attack two years ago and both his grandfathers, maternal and paternal, died before age 60 due to heart problems. I m not sure if they had sudden cardiac arrest or heart attacks.