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

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

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! Read more...

What are the risk factors of a 58 years female patient who survived from massive heart attack (ami) followed by angioplasty (ptca) and cardiac arrest?

AMI. Those questions need to be asked of the patient's physicians. In general what you describe suggests serious damage was likely done during the heart attack, but that can't be known from here. The state of the coronary bed and the myocardial function likewise. Best to discuss with the physician(s) who know this patient best rather than generalize. Read more...

Is cardiac arrest the same thing as a heart attack?

Heart attack. A heart attack is when a blood vessel to the heart blocks off and a part of the heart is damaged. A cardiac arrest can be the result of a heart attack. Cardiac arrest is when the heart suddenly stops pumping for one reason or another. A heart attack can cause cardiac arrest. A cardiac arrest isn't necessarily caused by a heart attack. Read more...
No. Some persons with a heart attack= myocardial infarction may have cardiac stoppage- arrest-ventricular standstill or fibrillation. Read more...

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...