Monday 25 April 2022
It’s common to confuse cardiac arrest and heart attack, as they are both medical emergencies that affect the heart, but they are not the same thing. A heart attack involves a disruption in the heart’s blood supply, which can lead to cardiac arrest, when the heart stops pumping.
The American Heart Association differentiates between a heart attack and a heart attack by saying that the first is a circulatory problem, and the second is an electrical problem in the heart, according to what the website “24 UAE” reported.
In a heart attack, a blocked artery prevents blood flow to the part of the heart that the artery serves. This causes the death of this part of the heart.
In the case of cardiac arrest, the heart suffers from an electrical failure and suddenly stops beating.
Cardiac arrest usually occurs suddenly, without warning, when the heart stops pumping blood throughout the body. A person can lose consciousness and die within minutes if they do not receive immediate treatment. Heart attack is the cause of many heart attacks.
A common cause of cardiac arrest is an irregular heartbeat called ventricular fibrillation, which occurs when the heart’s electrical circuits become chaotic. Instead of beating, the heart trembles.
The following factors increase a person’s risk of stroke and heart attack: advanced age, gender at risk for men, family medical history, substance use disorder, alcohol use disorder, smoking, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, physical inactivity, obesity, and diabetes , and renal failure.