Difference Between Cardiac Arrest and Heart Attack

 

Difference Between Cardiac Arrest and Heart Attack
Cardiac Arrest
  • It is also known as sudden cardiac arrest.
  • It occurs when the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating.
  • Blood is not circulated throughout the body.
  • Fall in the blood flow to the brain and other organs.
  • It can be identified by lack of central pulses and abnormal breathing.

Heart Attack

  • Myocardial infarction is known as heart attack.
  • It occurs when the fall in the blood flow or stops in the coronary arteries of the heart causing infarction to the heart muscle.
  • The most common symptoms of heart attack are chest pain, heart burn, shortness of breath, feeling faint, feeling cold, cold sweat.  
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