Sudden Cardiac Arrest

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What is Sudden Cardiac Arrest?

Sudden cardiac arrest is when the electrical system in the heart misfires, malfunctions and/or becomes irregular.

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How is Sudden Cardiac Arrest Treated at TriHealth?

Sudden cardiac arrest can be treated in many ways, but initial treatment should be given as soon as possible. If you suspect you or someone you are with is in cardiac arrest, please call 911, begin CPR if you know how to perform it, and get to an emergency room.

Sudden cardiac arrest treatment could include CPR, use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), medicine regimens, routine post-treatment monitoring, and some of the following:

Catheter Ablation

TriHealth physicians offer the latest treatments for atrial fibrillation, giving patients an alternative to a lifetime of medications, expenses and side effects.    

Mini-Maze

To offer relief from atrial fibrillation, we provide the maze procedure, including robotic-assisted mini-maze, for those who have not found success with medication and ablation.

Cardiac Surgery

Our cardiac specialists perform over 650 heart surgeries every year, including procedures performed using minimally invasive techniques.  

Cardiac Rehabilitation

People with heart disease can reach the highest possible levels of physical and mental performance with the help of our multidiscliplinary team.

Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator

We help patients monitor their heart issues through the use of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) so they can lead normal, worry-free lives.  

Pacemaker Therapy

We place more pacemakers - to keep hearts beating - in more patients each year than any other hospital in Greater Cincinnati.

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