Jul 31, 2022
It’s hot, and that increases the incidence of Cardiac Arrest
When temperatures rise, so does the number of medical emergencies. Heat exposure can cause dehydration, heat strokes, and also cardiac arrest. When the cardiovascular system cannot properly regulate body temperature, the heart can recognize increased strain.
This has been one of the hottest Julys we can remember, and August may not be much cooler. There are a few ways to lower the risk of heat-related illness:
- Stay hydrated
- Stay in the shade or in air conditioned spaces
- Watch the vulnerable (elderly, children, those with pre-existing cardiovascular illness)
- Prepare for emergencies before they happen
Our outdoor cabinets are a good idea for outdoor spaces where heat may increase the risk of cardiac arrest. Reach out for more information.