Cardiac Arrest treatments
Cardiac Arrest

Treatments could include:

  • Angioplasty and stent placement are common procedures to open clogged arteries in the heart. These procedures are formally known as coronary angioplasty or percutaneous coronary intervention. Angioplasty involves the use of a tiny balloon to widen...
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a lifesaving technique. It keeps blood and oxygen flowing when a person's heartbeat and breathing have stopped.
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency procedure used to provide breathing and blood circulation for someone experiencing cardiac arrest. There are different CPR procedures for adults and children; this article describes CPR for adult...
  • Oxygen therapy provides supplemental oxygen to people with breathing disorders.
  • Cardioversion is a procedure that can correct an irregular heart rhythm. An irregular heartbeat is also known as an arrhythmia. An arrhythmia occurs when the electrical impulses that direct your heart to beat aren't firing properly. This causes th...
  • Open heart surgery is any type of surgery where the chest is cut open and surgery is performed on the muscles, valves, or arteries of the heart. According to the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), coronary artery bypass grafting (CAB...
  • Heart bypass surgery is also known as coronary bypass surgery. The goal of this surgery is to replace damaged arteries in your heart with blood vessels from another area of your body. This surgery is used when your coronary arteries are blocked or...
  • A heart transplant replaces your injured or diseased heart with a healthy donor heart. It is a major medical procedure. Transplants are usually reserved for those with life-threatening heart conditions that can't be helped by medications or other ...
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