Cardiac Arrest and Heart Attacks: Are They The Same Thing?

Cardiac arrest happens suddenly, your heart stops beating and blood flow to your brain and other organs stops.

Is Cardiac Arrest the same as a Heart Attack?

No, they are different. 

In cardiac arrest you suddenly collapse, lose consciousness, have no pulse, and aren’t breathing. Moreover, symptoms include dizziness, shortness of breath, and nausea.

A common irregular heartbeat is ventricular fibrillation. As a result, the heart’s lower chambers suddenly start beating chaotically and stop pumping blood. As a result, death occurs within minutes after the heart stops. However, this can be reversed by performing cardio resuscitation and a defibrillator.

A blockage that stops blood flow to the heart will cause a heart attack.






Eating a healthy diet and exercising on a regular schedule will insure that you are maintining a healthy heart.

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