Difference Between Heart Attack And Cardiac Arrest

Difference Between Heart Attack And Cardiac Arrest

August 14, 2019 51 By Bertrand Dibbert


facts verse presents the difference between a heart attack and cardiac arrest [Music] number one heart attack versus cardiac arrest when most people hear the terms heart attack and cardiac arrest they often think that they mean the same thing many people believe that cardiac arrest is just a technical term for a heart attack actually the two are completely different they each cause different symptoms and each one does something different to your body coming up you’ll learn the difference between heart attacks and cardiac arrests and how different the two of them actually are number two what is a heart attack when there is an obstruction that keeps the blood from circulating that causes a heart attack the obstruction is often due to a clogged artery that keeps the blood from flowing properly clogged arteries are caused by a variety of things such as a diet full of saturated fat sugar little or no exercise consuming alcohol and smoking the only way to stop the heart attack and prevent further damage is to open up your arteries so that the blood can begin flowing freely again there are a few different treatments available the one that the doctor would choose would depend on the extent of the blockage number three what is a cardiac arrest cardiac arrest also known as ventricular fibrillation is almost like an electrical problem with your heart during a cardiac arrest your heart will start to quiver very quickly and in an uncoordinated rhythm without immediate treatment these contractions can result in the heart stopping altogether the treatment for a cardiac arrest is to get you breathing again and to get your heart beating again at a normal and safe rhythm in many cases this will require a shock to the heart number four what happens during a heart attack when you have a heart attack your heart keeps beating the issue is with blood flow when the blood flow is blocked the heart can’t pump blood that is rich in oxygen the way that it should and this will cause the cells of the heart to shut down the longer the heart attack goes untreated the greater the risk of there being permanent damage to the heart the obstruction is often caused by plaque buildup on the vessel walls number five what happens during a cardiac arrest a cardiac arrest is more serious than a heart attack when the uncoordinated rhythm of the heartbeat causes the heart to stop beating it can cause the blood to stop pumping through the entire body a person who’s having a cardiac arrest can die within minutes that they don’t get immediate medical attention number six what are the signs of a heart attack the symptoms of a heart attack are often a more obvious than the symptoms of a cardiac arrest it’s not uncommon to experience symptoms hours days even weeks before your actual heart attack the signs of a heart attack differ between men and women the most common symptoms for men include discomfort or tingling in the arm back neck or jaw chest pain shortness of breath and the most common science for women include a sudden feeling of dizziness heartburn nausea and vomiting feeling tired for no reason and cold sweats number seven what are the signs of a cardiac arrest the cardiac arrest can come on very suddenly because the blood will stop pumping through the body the victim will often lose consciousness and they’ll be unable to breathe they also won’t have a pulse because the heart is no longer beating if they’re going to live they would need immediate medical care the only chance that you will have of surviving a cardiac arrest is if there is somebody close by who knows what they’re doing since you’ll likely be unconscious and unable to breathe there’s no point and by standards giving you aspirin CPR is much more important at such a critical time number eight what should you do if you’re having a heart attack if you think you might be having a heart attack you should never ignore the symptoms and try to tough it out if the symptoms are mild the first thing you should do is call 9-1-1 if you’re not allergic to aspirin chew or swallow at least one it can save your life while you’re waiting for the paramedics to arrive after receiving treatment it’s important to make the necessary lifestyle changes suggested by your doctor to be sure you won’t suffer another heart attack number nine what should you do if you have a cardiac arrest since you’ll be unable to breathe and you’ll be unconscious it’s up to the people around you to jump in and save your life first they should check if you have a pulse and check to see if your breathing if not they should call 911 one and perform CPR doing chest compressions only this means pushing hard on your chest about 100 times a minute they should also ask anybody nearby if they have a portable defibrillator or an AED if you survive the cardiac arrest it’s important to make the necessary lifestyle changes to prevent it from happening again you might not be so lucky next time [Music] number 10 how to avoid having a heart attack or going into cardiac arrest when it comes to your heart health you’ll need to do the same things to prevent a heart attack and from having cardiac arrest this is the only way that the two are similar living a healthy life is a great way to keep from having a heart attack or cardiac arrest that means getting regular exercise eating a healthy balanced diet and avoiding fatty foods alcohol drugs and cigarettes also getting plenty of sleep can also help you stay healthy subscribe for more [Music] [Applause] [Music] [Applause]