Britney Williams’ life was narrowly saved by a technique after cardiac arrest, sharing her story, don’t ignore 2 signs
Do not ignore symptoms like numbness, tingling and sensation.
In cardiac arrest, the heartbeat suddenly stops.
Today, cases of cardiac arrest are coming to the fore very fast. Be it men or women at an early age, everyone is falling prey to serious problems like heart attack, cardiac arrest. People are losing their lives due to not recognizing the symptoms of cardiac arrest on time. However, the fate of a woman named Brittany Williams, who lives in Brazil, proved to be good in this matter. At the age of just 24, Britney had a cardiac arrest. She suddenly fainted and was rushed to the hospital. When he regained consciousness after two days, he came to know that he had a cardiac arrest.
According to a news published in Today.com, at the age of just 24, Britney Williams was about to die due to cardiac arrest. This incident is of the year 2014. After a full 9 years, Britney shared information related to her health condition during her cardiac arrest during an interview on the Today Show. Britney also told about the symptoms in the show, which she ignored. When Britney had a cardiac arrest, she did not feel any symptoms during that time. Suddenly she fainted. She tells in the interview that if the people present there had not given her CPR immediately, she would not have been alive today. Britney also stressed the importance of taking CPR training on the show.
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signs of cardiac arrest
Cardiac arrest occurs when the heart muscle is damaged due to an electrical problem, causing the heart to stop beating suddenly. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (US), about 90% of people who have cardiac arrest outside the hospital die. If CPR is given to the victim at the right time, then life can be saved to a great extent. For this, immediately after giving CPR, defibrillator should also be used to bring the heart back to normal rhythm. People often make the mistake of considering heart attack and cardiac arrest as one. Heart attack occurs when there is blockage in the heart. However, heart attack and cardiac arrest can occur without any warning signs. But, Britney made the mistake of ignoring some symptoms that she felt before cardiac arrest.
Britney ignored these symptoms
Britney said in the interview that while she was at work, she felt symptoms like numbness, tingling and burning sensation on the left side of the body. After treatment, it was found that Britney was suffering from Long QT syndrome. This is a problem in which the heartbeat becomes fast and irregular. Most people suffer from long QT syndrome. Sometimes it can also be due to medicines. Often people ignore it. Sometimes it is mistaken for a seizure or epilepsy. It is treated with medicines and lifestyle changes.
Common Symptoms of Cardiac Arrest
- collapse suddenly
- pulse arrest
- shortness of breath
- Chest discomfort before cardiac arrest
- feeling short of breath
- feeling weak
- rapid heartbeat
If you ever see such symptoms, do not ignore them even by mistake. These can be signs before cardiac arrest. Often people ignore these symptoms as happened in the case of Britney. Britney had also felt symptoms like numbness, tingling or sensation in the body before cardiac arrest, but she had ignored these symptoms based on what people had said.
Importance of CPR in cardiac arrest
Whenever someone has a cardiac arrest, it is very important that some medical help reaches him immediately. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation ie CPR is beneficial in such a situation. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation can help create an electrical impulse by giving compressions to the heart, which gets the heart pumping again. In such a situation, it is very important to learn the technique of giving CPR to everyone, so that if needed, you can be successful in saving the life of the victim. Britney Williams is also now engaged in doing something similar, so that like her, other people’s lives can also be saved.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : February 08, 2023, 13:00 IST