Electrocardiogram(ECG), which records your heart's electrical activity through electrodes (small, plastic patches that stick to the skin).
Testing for kidney, liver function, diabetes and cholesterol.
How is cardiac arrest treated?
Once you are rushed to the emergency room at the hospital, the medical staff will perform advanced life support resuscitation to stabilise your condition. Therapeutic shock and emergency medications may be given to stabilise your heart rhythm.
If you survive a cardiac arrest, your doctor will discuss with you the best treatment options to prevent a reoccurrence. These include:
Coronary angioplasty, a minimally invasive procedure that opens narrowed or blocked coronary arteries through a balloon (balloon angioplasty).
Corrective heart surgery, to correct a congenital heart deformity, faulty valve or diseased heart muscle tissue due to cardiomyopathy.
Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), a battery-powered device implanted near your left collarbone. It monitors your heart rhythm and sends out energy shocks whenever it detects dangerous heart rhythm changes to reset your heart back to a normal rhythm.
Medications, such as beta blockers, anti-arrhythmic drugs, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and calcium channel blockers.
Radiofrequency catheter ablation, where one or more catheters are threaded through your blood vessels to inside your heart to detect and block abnormal electrical pathways that may have triggered the cardiac arrest.