After effects can include permanent brain injury, problems with speech and language, or personality changes.
Can you reduce your risk of a cardiac arrest?
To help minimise the risk of a cardiac arrest, adhering to a healthy lifestyle is recommended.
A healthy lifestyle involves eating a healthy diet, being a non-smoker, drinking alcohol only moderately (or not at all), being physically active and taking any prescribed medication.
The BHF adds: “You’re able to get an NHS Health Check for your risk of heart disease, kidney disease, stroke and other issues if you live in England.”