Certain conditions can lead to an abnormal heart rhythm, putting a person at risk of a cardiac arrest. These include:
- Congenital heart disease
- Heart valve disease
- Severe or untreated myocarditis.
Whether you have an underlying health condition or not, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk of experiencing a cardiac arrest.
Lifestyle modifications include eating a healthy diet, not smoking, cutting down on alcohol, and being physically active.
People in England between the ages of 40 to 74 are eligible for free NHS Health Checks.