Knowing and understanding the signs and symptoms of respiratory distress, failure, and arrest is crucial. Respiratory arrest is usually the endpoint of respiratory distress that leads to respiratory failure. Respiratory distress and failure have multiple causes, all of which, if left untreated, can deteriorate into respiratory arrest. The best treatment is knowing and understanding the signs and symptoms of respiratory distress and respiratory failure so interventions can be initiated and respiratory arrest averted altogether.
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is an abnormal rhythm caused by the rapid firing of multiple cells in the atria, the upper chambers of the heart, which cause the atria to quiver ineffectively. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia encountered in clinical practice and is associated with increased risk of stroke, dementia, falls, and death, among other outcomes.