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Your GP will advise you if you need treatment and give you options.
5. Do you smoke?
6. Any other conditions that put you at extra risk?
For instance, diabetes type 2, kidney disease. Are they under control?
7. How are you doing so far?
Check out your risk of a heart attack over the next 10 years with Qrisk:
Your GP will do this anyway, but good to know ahead of time.
B: Stop nagging me. I just want to enjoy life. The defib will sort me out in the unlikely chance I’ll need it
So, you don’t want to do any of these? See “wet sponge” etc. advice above.
OK, but in that case, if you are:
(i) Out of the defib zone (see defib blog): Sell your house and move in. Proceed to (ii). Can’t sell, proceed to (iii).
(ii) Already in the zone: Have the ambulance service on speed dial. Have one or two fit persons always available to do CPR (cardio-
Unfortunately, you probably won’t be the best material for a successful defibrillation, but still worth a go.
(iii) Out of the zone: Have the ambulance service on speed dial. Have two fit people always available to do CPR.
Unfortunately, you probably won’t be the best material for a successful defibrillation when the ambulance arrives, but still worth a go. Consider moving nearer to a hospital/ambulance station.
Reconsider your decision not to prepare.
C: My Relatives/Friends & I Want to Be Prepared
1. Learn how to manage a resuscitation. Check out:
Be very familiar with this.
Attend a CPR course annually. Better to practice on a dummy than your relatives. (Cont)
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