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What is the difference between a heart seizure and a heart attack?

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Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Laymen terms

Heart attack and heart seizure are general laymen terms.
Heart attack refer to the injury of heart muscle due to blockage of one of the vessels in the heart - ischemia. Heart seizure refer to the heart arrhythmia - irregular heart beat, which sometimes can lead to cardiac arrest ( like ventricular fibrillation ).

In brief: Laymen terms

Heart attack and heart seizure are general laymen terms.
Heart attack refer to the injury of heart muscle due to blockage of one of the vessels in the heart - ischemia. Heart seizure refer to the heart arrhythmia - irregular heart beat, which sometimes can lead to cardiac arrest ( like ventricular fibrillation ).
Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice

In brief: Heart attack

Never heard of a heart seizure.
There is a term heart attack which is due to blockage of an artery supplying the heart muscle. It results in death of heart tissue.

In brief: Heart attack

Never heard of a heart seizure.
There is a term heart attack which is due to blockage of an artery supplying the heart muscle. It results in death of heart tissue.
Dr. Gutti Rao
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