In Germany about 100,000 people die each year of sudden cardiovascular standstill, the so-called death. Most arrhythmias are the causes for the sudden cardiac death in sudden cardiac death is the factor time life vital. On average, it takes 10-15 minutes, until ambulance or rescue service on the spot. But already after three to five minutes the first brain cells die off, every minute the chance of survival drops to 7-10%. The chances of survival increase significantly by a Defibrillator by the early defibrillation (within 3 minutes) increases the chance of survival to over 70%! What is a defibrillator? Again look to make a correct stand heart, helps in most cases”a short, strong current shock, called defibrillation. While a specific shock is delivered via two electrodes applied to the chest. This tension cardiac myocytes troubled from the clock leads to beat back right moderate. Only so can the heart continue pumping.
But not too much time may run out between cardiac arrest and surge, because after a few minutes organ damage, which again can be undone. Attention: Defibrillators are not intended, the usual rescue measures to replace them just complement it. So the most important thing is still for the helper: first call the emergency services (112), and begin as soon as possible with the CPR. In no way should he muck around time, after a defibrillator to suchen-that must always apply a second helper. A defibrillator does not replace a first aid course! What is ventricular fibrillation? Be heart cells is damaged so that the electronic impulses, which bring the heart to beat, no longer can continue their usual orderly, the heart can beat no longer mapped. The emotions run then with high frequency over the heart, but it can pump more blood in circulation more. Doctors call this condition as ventricular fibrillation. He is life-threatening to the highest degree, because the oxygen supply of the entire body is interrupted.
Causes may include: high blood pressure, heart attack, heart valves error, a morbidly changed heart, arrythmias, stress what are semi-automatic defibrillators? They are designed so that even laymen can use them safely. A drawing explains exactly what to do, and an electronic voice from the device are also the instructions: clear the victim’s chest and attach the electrodes – are the marked plates which transfer electrical signals between the patient and device. The instrument then measures the vital functions of the patients and can see with very high accuracy, if a so-called ventricular fibrillation. In this case, the helper must press only a trigger, and the precisely calculated power surge brings the heart again underway. The software comes to the conclusion that it is not a ventricular fibrillation, the helper can be as long try to the press, as he wants the unit then no power surge triggered. Instead, the voice prompts to make a cardio pulmonary resuscitation. The layman can do anything wrong. Posted by Irene Salas, first aid trainer