The Impact of Mental Health on Pregnancy and Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Women

Unveiling the Dangers of Sudden Cardiac Arrest: What You Need to Know

Approximately 350,000 people experience sudden cardiac arrest outside of a hospital each year, with almost 90 percent of cases resulting in fatality. Despite this grim statistic, it’s important to note that sudden cardiac arrest can occur in any adult, particularly those aged 30 and older. Risk factors, family history, and heart defects can all contribute to the likelihood of experiencing this life-threatening condition.

Sudden cardiac arrest is caused by an irregular heartbeat known as an arrhythmia. When the heart loses electrical activity or stops beating altogether, it leads to a lack of breathing and pulse in the affected individual. It’s crucial to recognize the warning signs of sudden cardiac arrest and seek medical attention immediately.

Nancy Dagefoerde, an advanced practice nurse at OSF HealthCare Cardiovascular Institute, explains that there are significant differences between sudden cardiac arrest and a heart attack. While both conditions involve issues with the heart, a heart attack results from a blockage in the coronary artery surrounding the heart. As such, treatment options may differ depending on the specific condition experienced by an individual patient.

For women considering pregnancy, certain medications like Zoloft or Prozac may raise concerns about their ability to continue taking them while pregnant. Sarah Shoemaker, a certified nurse midwife at OSF HealthCare advises women to discuss these concerns with their healthcare provider early on before becoming pregnant. Shoemaker emphasizes that stability and health are paramount for women who have found the right combination of medications for their needs – disrupting this regimen should be avoided whenever possible.

If medication changes become necessary due to pregnancy-related complications or other factors, providers may recommend supplements as an alternative solution while considering each patient’s unique needs and circumstances carefully. Ultimately, it’s essential to prioritize one’s well-being when making decisions about medication use during pregnancy or any other time in life when seeking medical care is necessary.

Leave a Reply

Investors will find their day of reckoning when these companies solve the “big enough problem” and become the next star stocks of the Helsinki Stock Exchange Previous post Investing in Health Technology: The Potential to Generate Wealth and Improve Global Health Outcomes
Opening Date Announced for Da Vinci Science Center in Allentown Next post Beyond Imagination: The Da Vinci Science Center’s Grand Opening in Allentown