Cardiopulmonary arrest

Cardiopulmonary arrest is cardiovascular disorder and it is said to be the abrupt cessation of spontaneous and effective ventilation and circulation after a cardiac or respiratory event

You may feel some signs and symptoms like anxiety, mental status changes, or unconsciousness, cold, clammy extremities, dyspnea, shortness of breath or no respiration, chest pain, diaphoresis and nausea or vomiting.

Physical signs include:

Hypotension, tachycardia, bradycardia, irregular or no pulse, cyanosis, hypothermia and distant or absent heart and lung sounds.

Diagnosis of cardiopulmonary arrest is done by initial observation of clinical manifestations constituent with cardiac arrest and it is confirmed by evaluating vital signs, especially heart rate and respiration and other way is by ECG.

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