You know that line, “was pronounced dead at the scene…”?
We’ve all heard it countless times on the news, on TV, and in movies. Perhaps you’ve even experienced the tragedy yourself with someone you were close to.
In most cases, it’s used when someone suffers from sudden cardiac arrest. A deadly condition that often arrives with…
- no symptoms
- zero warnings
- not a single chance to act
Outside of the hospital, cardiac arrest kills 90 percent of patients. Victims usually pass away long before any help can arrive. Pronounced dead at the scene.
The odds inside the hospital aren’t much better. Even in medical settings with doctors everywhere and special machinery at hand, sudden cardiac arrest still kills three out of four patients.
But new research could help us even the score in some situations. Because the study uncovered a key factor behind some specific cases of sudden cardiac arrest.
At first, this factor might FEEL well beyond your control. But as you’ll see in a moment, it’s one you can change. And when you do, your risk for this killer could plummet.
Toxins in the air can wreck your heart
The air around you right now might LOOK clear and SMELL clean. But odds are it’s not.
There are pollutants everywhere, thanks to everything from factories to farms to auto exhaust. Even some of the remotest places on Earth have been contaminated.
If you have to go out on moderate or worse air quality days, consider wearing a mask. Skip the loose-fitting cloth ones and use a higher-quality mask to filter out finer particles such as an N95, KN95, or KF94.
The mask should fit snugly on your face with no gaps. Research shows well-fitting masks can effectively filter out nearly half of the offending particles. And that could reduce your risks for pollution-driven aging, brain issues, and cardiac arrest.