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Doctor insights on: Cardiac Arrest Vs Heart Attack

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How do a heart attack and cardiac arrest differ?

How do a heart attack and cardiac arrest differ?

Overlap sometimes: Asystole is no beat at all. Flaccid still heart. Cardiac arrest : includes that and ventricular fibrillation or tachycardia, which are ineffective rhythyms and no pulse. These can happen with a heart attack which is death of some portion of the heart muscle. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Heart Attack (Definition)

Heart attack is a life-threatening condition in which the blood vessels that supply the heart becomes occluded and thus the heart itself is not longer receiving any blood flow. Without this blood flow, the heart muscle dies and cannot pump blood to the ...Read more


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How is a heart attack and cardiac arrest different?

How is a heart attack and cardiac arrest different?

See below: Heart attack only means that there is area of the heart deprived of blood flow and the muscles supplied by the involved blood vessel die. Cardiac arrest means the heart stops beating the person has a sudden death and has to be resuscitated. ...Read more

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

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

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 ...Read more

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Wat causes a heart attack. Do all lead to cardiac arrest?

Wat causes a heart attack. Do all lead to cardiac arrest?

Narrowed artery: Heart attack is usually caused by narrowing of a coronary artery to the heart. When the artery occludes from slow flow of blood through a narrowed artery damage to the heart muscle occurs . That is a heart attack.Not all heart attacks lead to cardiac arrest. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between a heart attack and cardiac arrest?

Is there a difference between a heart attack and cardiac arrest?

Yes...: Cardiac arrest is when the heart actually stops. A heart attack is due to decreased blood flow to a part of the heart muscle. A heart attack can lead to cardiac arrest, but not always. And, there are other etiologies of cardiac arrest besides heart attack. ...Read more

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If BP is under control you can have heart attack or cardiac arrest?

If BP is under control you can have heart attack or cardiac arrest?

Absolutely.: There are many noncardiac causes of cardiac arrest. BP control, other risk factor modification definitely improves your health and longevity. The best way to think is shifting a curve - kind of like this image. Even coronary artery disease is possible with excellent BP control, cholesterol and risk modification. But it is less likely. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Cardiac Arrest (Definition)

Most cardiac arrest episodes are due to the heart rhythm becoming inadequate to pump blood to the body. Ventricular fibrillation is commonly the abnormal rhythm associated with cardiac arrest. If effective rhythm isn't ...Read more


Dr. Creighton Wright
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Myocardial Infarction (Definition)

Myocardial infarction, or heart attack, is a condition where part of the heart muscle loses its blood supply due to calcification in and ...Read more