Cardiac Arrest

Cardiac Arrest

This cardiac arrest is a silent killer and it kills those who have no previous record of heart disease. It occurs when the heart’s electrical system is malfunctioning. The heart and pulse stopped immediately and the victim did not respond. Immediate treatment MUST be given because if you are slow to help then the heart will stop forever.

It is not the same as a heart attack. Completely different. A heart attack occurs when the heart vessels are clogged and blood fails to be supplied for circulation. People with a heart attack can speak, have a pulse and be able to respond. While cardiac arrest occurs when the heart’s electrical system stops completely. People with cardiac arrest cannot speak, cannot respond and the pulse is absent. The heart needs to be pumped again either using an automated external defibrillator (AED) if available or CPR as first aid to resuscitate a stopped heart. That is why all athletes must learn CPR or sports venue management should have an AED as first aid. There is no need to be a certified first aider, enough if you know how to do CPR for first aid.

It is not wrong to play sports at night and it is not wrong to play sports even when you are old, but make sure you understand the time when you want to stop. Also make sure your body is not too tired to work during the day and play sports at night such as futsal, badminton, football or gym. If you rarely exercise and suddenly become too active or aggressive, then you may fail to control your heart. Do not equate yourself with an active or professional athlete. In fact, many professional athletes also died on the field due to cardiac arrest.

That is why it is necessary for anyone to get used to doing cardio exercises, which is to get used to the heart moving fast and stopping when the speed does not exceed 145 beats per second (bps) according to age. How to control breathing is also very important when playing sports. Sprinting or hiking or cycling at high speed in a short time can get your heart moving. However, breathing techniques must be correct and not panic when tired or out of breath.

Continuing to play after smoking is one of the causes of cardiac arrest. But the main cause of cardiac arrest is too high a blood pressure during sports and this is what many do not know because no one takes blood pressure before, during or after sports.

Cardiac arrest also often strikes in the water room. Many people think that a person dies because of falling in the bathroom (especially the elderly). But in fact he died due to cardiac arrest and the victim will fall. This happens when the body temperature changes abruptly. It will raise or lower blood pressure dramatically especially for heart patients. The Prophet also taught when starting a bath, do not continue to water the body. Start from the feet to get used to the water temperature, slowly rise to the calves gradually and so on until you start to wet your head as usual. Not directly hit the head and the whole body.

Exercise is good, exercise is also good, but you have to understand the body’s ability and situation. Adequate warm up, good breathing control, not easy to panic and always do cardio exercises are very important. Warm up and stretching are two different things. Warm up first before stretching because the body needs to be warmed up before being active. The myth that many people practice is stretching when the body is not warmed up. Yes but not correct in terms of sports techniques. See professional players, they will run around the field first, then just do stretching to stretch the muscles. But this is not the main way to avoid cardiac arrest.

The best way to avoid cardiac arrest is to UNDERSTAND your ABILITY. Do not over and control your ego. The main problem of sports people is EGO. Each of them wants to show great in the game or play gym while the body when they can not afford. Remember, Cardiac Arrest came suddenly. There is no way to know when he came and who he wanted to attack or how old the victim was.

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