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Search results for: "Cardiac Arrest"

Brugada syndrome

This condition can disrupt the rhythm of your heart. It can cause palpitations, fainting or, in serious cases, cardiac arrest.

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Defibrillators

A defibrillator (sometimes called an AED or ‘defib’) can save someone's life if they have a cardiac arrest. Learn more about defibs, and how to increase a person's chances of survival.

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Adrenaline

Adrenaline (epinephrine) is a hormone that helps you react more quickly in a stressful situation. Adrenaline is also used as an emergency treatment for a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis). Learn more here.

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Heart attack treatments

Too many people lose their lives because they wait too long to get treatment for heart attack. Find out about treatment options for a heart attack.

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Long QT syndrome

Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a disorder of the heart's electrical system that can cause fast, chaotic heartbeats, called arrhythmias.

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Electric shock and burn symptoms

Trusted information about electric shock and burn symptoms, including how to stay safe and what to do if someone near you receives an electric shock

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5 heart health myths, busted

Heart disease is the leading underlying cause of death in Australia. Knowing how to look after your heart is essential, but there's a lot of misinformation out there.

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General anaesthetic (child)

A general anaesthetic is usually a safe and effective way for your child to have an operation or procedure. Most children do not have any problems.

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Symptom Checker

Not feeling well? Use the healthdirect Symptom Checker to better understand your symptoms and get advice on when to seek medical attention.

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Rhabdomyolysis

Rhabdomyolysis happens when muscle tissue is destroyed and their contents released into the bloodstream. Find out more about its symptoms and treatments.

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