The most common cause of cardiac arrest is:
a. Drug reaction.
b. Electrical shock.
Biological death usually results if a person's heart stops beating (normal pumping
action stops and CPR is not administered) for:
a. 30 seconds.
b. 1 minute.
d. 6 minutes.
Chest compressions simulate normal heart function by:
a. Forcing blood to be pumped by squeezing the heart between the sternum and
b. Causing an artificial electrical stimulation which causes the ventricles of the
heart to contract.
Forcing blood to be pumped by the atria into the veins instead of the ventricles
pumping blood into the arteries.
d. Causing the diaphragm to rise and fall, thus producing a pulse.
Of the following, which is most likely to result in a person having a heart attack?
a. Being a female.
b. Having a family history of cardiovascular disease.
Having high blood pressure.
d. Not having a program of regular exercise.
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