Heart asystole

heart asystole. Cardiology Office Marousi

Heart asystole. What is it;

A real nightmare for any human being is when his heart stops beating. This is of course identical with death. No matter how self-explanatory we are, there is a tireless organ called the heart. The heart muscle, the myocardium, sends blood 50-100 times a minute, twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year, all our lives. If one calculates a person at 70 beats per minute, the heart sends blood 36.792,000 times a year. If the heart stops functioning for more than 2.5 seconds then the person is at risk of losing consciousness. After a few minutes, about 5, without a heartbeat, the brain suffers serious and irreversible damage. It is considered brain dead.

Heart asystole. How is it caused?;

The heart may stop functioning either due to the cessation of its electrical activity where electrical stimuli are not produced or promoted (venous blockage, atrioventricular blockade). However, heart failure may result from fatal arrhythmia (ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation). The end result is cardiac arrest, heart asystole, and of course death.

Heart asystole. Can it happen to us?

All of this justifies our introduction to a real nightmare. Interruption of cardiac function, cardiac arrest or asystole, as it is more scientifically called, leads to death. So after the first worry, the question that comes to mind is, “Is my heart at risk of stopping?” We will generally answer, “Fortunately for the well-seated no.” The heart does not stop for no reason. But that does not mean that if he stopped for some reason, that unfortunate person who had lost his life knew that reason.

In some cases it may actually be officially heart disease. It can be monitored by a cardiologist and the unpleasant outcome is the result of a poor outcome of the disease. A patient with coronary heart disease, severe heart failure, valvular disease, myocardial infarction or a number of other problems can despite the medication have the unpleasant complication of heart failure. This is where the knowledge and experience of the cardiologist and their sincere relationship play a role.

Heart asystole. The first symptom.

However, heart pause can also be the first event for someone who does not know he has heart problems. He may have problems that he has not evaluated or is afraid to see his doctor about. But it may have no warning. Cardiac pause is the first and last symptom. This is the most worrying thing.

Heart asystole. What should be done?

So what should be done? The simple. Systematic communication with the cardiologist. Through his knowledge and experience he can submit the patient to appropriate examinations. Based on the results, it can calculate the risk and then minimize placement by medication or appropriate interventions. If necessary, a machine (pacemaker, defibrillator) can address the danger and solve the problem. It is good for the cardiologist, and especially the experienced one, to become our individual counselor. We spend time on much more trivial things. All this can only be accomplished if we continue to live. But this requires prevention.