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A 20-year-old male asked:

You can survive from heart attack but cant from cardiac arrest right?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
WRONG!: Cardiac arrest is survivable if promptly dealt with~! Many Defibrillators are available now and people who know CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) save many lives from Cardiac arrest each year, ONCE IN THE HOSPITAL CARDIAC DEATH IS HIGHLY UNLIKELY! Hope this helps Happy Healthy New Year Dr Z
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A 31-year-old member asked:

Am 88. If heart attack-- would i want to survive it. Could I have sudden cardiac arrest?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Depends....: If the heart attack is small, you may survive it relatively intact. But, if the heart attack involved a large portion of your heart, you may be left with significant impairment, if you survive at all. You need to decide if you would want resuscitation in the event your heart stops. It is possible to have a sudden cardiac arrest meaning your heart stops. See your doctor for options. God bless you!
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A 34-year-old member asked:

What condition is worse: a heart attack or cardiac arrest?

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Dr. Donald Elton
A Verified Doctoranswered
35 years experience
Cardiac arrest: A heart attack means damage to heart muscle usually from a blocked coronary artery while cardiac arrest means the heart beat has stopped altogether. Either can be fatal.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

What to do if heart attack or go into cardiac arrest. Is this likely?

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Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 24 years experience
Call 911: If you think you are having a heart attack, seek immediate medical attention. If you have a cardiac arrest, someone else will have to do it for you.
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A 46-year-old member asked:

What are the signs of a heart attack or cardiac arrest?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
MI cardiac arrest: read this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myocardial_infarction Sign of cardiac arrest is no pulse and you fall over and look like you're dead. Heart association web site has lots of information
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A 43-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between a cardiac arrest and a heart attack?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Difference.....: A heart attack is when the heart muscle is not getting the blood supply it needs. The part of the heart not receiving enough blood is at risk to die. Cardiac arrest is when the heart stops beating entirely. One of the many causes of cardiac arrest is a heart attack or myocardial infarction (mi). Both are life-threatening and require an immediate 911 call.
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Last updated Mar 5, 2018

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