Recently Cardiac Arrest word we heard lots of time. Late CM of Tamil Nadu Jayalalithaa’s passed away due to cardiac arrest. Some people are considering Cardiac arrest and heart attack same but both terms are different. Its symptoms, causes are also different for obvious.
First of all, What is Cardiac Arrest?-
Cardiac arrest is a sudden stop in effective blood flow due to the failure of the heart to contract effectively.
Cardiac arrest is triggered by an electrical malfunction in the heart that causes an irregular heartbeat. With its pumping action disrupted, the heart cannot pump blood to the brain, lungs and other organs.
So When Cardiac arrest happens, within seconds a person becomes unresponsive. He is not breathing or is only gasping. If within few minutes, victim does not receive treatment, it can cause death.
Now, Let’s talk about difference…
What is the difference between Cardiac arrest and Heart attack?-
As we earlier said, Cardiac Arrest and Heart attack are different. Heart attack can lead to a cardiac arrest.
When heart attack occurs,
There comes a sudden interruption to the blood supply to part of the heart muscle. So it causes chest pain and may permanently damages heart. The heart is still sending blood around the body and the person remains conscious and is still breathing.
Cardiac arrest victim needs immediate CPR otherwise it leads to death. A person having a heart attack is at high risk of experiencing a cardiac arrest.
Actually, Both heart attack and cardiac arrest are life-threatening emergencies but one need to be more careful while having cardiac arrest.
How to recover from Cardiac Arrest?-
Well, it is possible to survive from cardiac arrest, if you get the treatment immediately.
One can make person conscious by giving an electric shock via chest wall with device called a defibrillator.
Immediate CPR can be used to keep oxygen circulating around the body until a defibrillator can be used and/or until the ambulance arrives.
What can Cause Cardiac Arrest?-
High Blood Pressure
Diabetic patient also faces risk of cardiac arrest
For Physically Inactive people
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