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Cardiac Arrest vs Heart Attack

Did you know -

Cardiac Arrest is different then a Heart Attack?

Cardiac arrest occurs when the heart stops beating or beats too ineffectively to circulate blood to the brain and other vital organs.

Cardiac arrest frequently happens suddenly, without any signs and symptoms

Cardiac arrest can occur as a result of cardiovascular disease; breathing emergencies, such as drowning and choking; severe trauma; electric shock and drug overdose.   In children and infants, the most common causes of cardiac arrest are breathing emergencies, chest trauma and congenital heart disease.

A person in cardiac arrest is not responsive, not breathing and has no heart beat.  So, if you see someone collapse and is unresponsive - call 9-1-1 or your local emergency number and start CPR immediately and if available use an AED until medical help arrives.  If this treatment is done within the first few minutes of a cardiac arrest, it can save a life!

Someone having a heart attack may experience any or all of the following:
  • uncomfortable pressure, fullness or squeezing pain in the center of the chest
  • Discomfort or pain spreading beyond the chest to the shoulders, neck, jaw, teeth or one or both arms, or occasionally upper abdomen.
  • Shortness of breath
  • Lightheadedness, dizziness, fainting
  • Sweating
  • Nausea

A heart attack generally causes chest pain for more than 15 minutes, but it can also have no symptoms at all.  Many people who experience a heart attack have warning signs hours, days, or weeks in advance.

Learning CPR is a skill everyone should do!   It could save the life of a loved one!   Be prepared for that emergencies could make a difference!    Call today to schedule your training!





2 Comments to Cardiac Arrest vs Heart Attack:

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Wilson Bruno on Friday, June 01, 2018 12:55 AM
You have shared very useful information.
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best essays on Thursday, July 05, 2018 4:11 PM
You are right. It's important to have this skill. I will learn how to do CPR.
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