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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!

5 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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essayroo on Monday, August 06, 2018 11:40 AM
So far I know cardiac arrest and heart attack is the same thing, but now I know that there is something difference between those terms.There are many ways for the development of the way to access into the proper health care system.
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AAAA on Monday, November 05, 2018 3:05 AM
Reply to comment on Wednesday, December 05, 2018 4:17 AM
I definitely agree that learning CPR is a must. I remember when I was waiting for the bus, the temperature is too high and it was a sunny day, someone in front of me collapsed and I believe that it is because of the extreme heat. Luckily, there was a doctor who performed a CPR to that lady. Everyone must take a training because we will never know when will the emergency occur. Thank you for sharing this, by the way!
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