Lisa Marie Presley’s Cardiac Arrest: Signs Women Shouldn’t Ignore
Lisa Marie Presley, the only daughter of rocker Elvis Presley and wife Priscilla, died on Jan. 12 after experiencing a cardiac arrest, authorities confirmed to NBC News.
Lisa Marie Presley was rushed to the hospital Thursday morning after the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to a call in Calabasas, California, about a female adult in cardiac arrest who wasn’t breathing, authorities told NBC News.
Cardiac arrest is a medical condition where the heart stops beating suddenly, and it’s different from a heart attack, which refers to a blockage in blood flow to the heart, according to the American Heart Association. When someone experiences cardiac arrest, the proper steps, such as CPR and use of a defibrillator, need to be taken right away to improve the chances of survival. About 90% of people who experience cardiac arrest outside the hospital die, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Cardiac arrest is less common in women than it is in men, according to UCLA Health, and it’s actually relatively rare for women to die…
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