Circulatory Emergencies

Hypothermia

Hypothermia is a condition in which a person’s internal body temperature drastically drops below normal. This happens due to cold exposure. It is seen that hypothermia generally occur outdoors, but in certain conditions, it can occur indoors as well as there are many things expedites heat loss from the body. In the initial stages, hypothermia symptoms are mild, but if ... Read More »

Cardiogenic Shock

Cardiogenic shock occurs when decreased carbon dioxide leads to inadequate tissue perfusion and initiation of the shock syndrome. Cardiogenic shock may occur following a myocardial infarction when a large area of the muscles of the heart becoming ischemic, necrotic and hypokinetic (ineffective contractions of the heart). Cardiogenic shock usually occurs as a result of the end-stage process of chronic heart failure, ... Read More »

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

 Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), previously called adult respiratory distress syndrome is a severe form of acute lung injury that warrants immediate emergency care and management. This clinical syndrome is best characterized by a sudden and progressive edema of the pulmonary cavity, insufficiency of oxygen exchange, hypoxemia despite oxygen supplementation and reduced lung expansion. Individuals with acute respiratory distress syndrome ... Read More »

Anemia: Causes and Types, Symptoms & Treatment

A medical disorder of the blood, anemia refers to the condition where there is low red blood cell count or amount of hemoglobin in blood than normal. Hemoglobin is found in red blood cells and is the protein that carries oxygen from the lungs. In men, it is considered anemia when hemoglobin level is below 13.5 gram/100 mL, whereas anything ... Read More »

Causes, Symptoms and Treatment for Heart Palpitations

Heart palpitations are sensations or feelings of having quick, pulsating or pounding heartbeats. There are many factors that can lead to trigger of heart palpitations. In majority of the cases, they can often cause concern due to the feeling of skipping heartbeats, they are usually no cause for alarm, since the heart is still working efficiently. Seldom is there an ... Read More »

More Things You Should Know About CPR

CPR or cardiopulmonary resuscitation is a basic life support procedure that is used when a person’s heart and lungs has suddenly stopped. Most people have seen CPR only in movies or television shows. Rarely can you see it in an actual scene of emergency, unless you work in a hospital or have attended a first aid training course. When performing ... Read More »

First Aid For An Unconscious Victim

If you are the first one to arrive in a scene of accident and you find an unconscious victim lying on the ground, do you know what to do? Incidents that involve unconscious victims are particularly difficult to deal with. Many would scream and panic at the sight of an unconscious person. It is important to remember that the first ... Read More »

First Aid for Strokes

A stroke occurs when the normal blood flow to your brain is obstructed by plaque or a blood clot in the artery which causes the artery to rupture due to the increasing pressure of the incoming blood flow. After a few minutes of being oxygen deprived, the brain cells receiving blood from the artery that is ruptured begin to die. ... Read More »