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

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4 Responses

  1. Jeff says:

    Yes this a common question on First aid training courses. would add to the information above, that some casualties experience heart attacks, but dont are not even aware they have had one.

  2. Diane Clark says:

    Very helpful

  3. Linkzelda41 says:

    Thanks for giving the distinction of what is probably one of the most equivocated terminologies in relation to health and first aid! And CPR is definitely a skill people shouldn’t take for granted, and should immediately find ways to gain qualifications to perform the life-saving task as well!

    It’s amazing on how people state they had several cardiac arrests when they most likely had heart attacks. Because if an individual actually had so many cardiac arrests along with medication and treatment, it would raise questions on whether or not that person has serious condition to be looked after.

  4. cpefley says:

    Silly me! I didn’t even know there was a difference. Thank you for the very detailed information! I will keep this in mind.

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