Differences Between Heart Attack and Cardiac Arrest

Differences Between Heart Attack and Cardiac Arrest

Differences Between Heart Attack and Cardiac Arrest

 

Many of us use both terms interchangeably to refer to sudden pain in the heart.

Although they are frequently confused, since both leave permanent sequelae, and can even take the life of the people who suffer from them, the reality is that "heart attack" and "cardiac arrest" are not the same.

Un heart attack it's a heart attack infarct. The heart is in charge of pumping the blood so that it reaches the whole body, distributing oxygen and nutrients to all the cells. When you have a heart attack, your heart continues to beat but blood is not reaching your heart or a part of it. This usually happens because The arteries, which are responsible for carrying oxygenated blood to the heart, are clogged. If the heart attack is very strong, it can lead to cardiac arrest, but not the other way around.

Un heart attack is the same as a cardiorespiratory arrest, that is to say that the lungs also stop working. In this case, the rhythm of the heartbeat is altered, causing arrhythmias. The heart then beats faster or slower than it should, causing what is called cardiac arrest. If a cardiac arrest occurs and proper medical care is not administered, the sufferer is likely to die.

The defibrillators They are used to restore normal heart rhythm in sudden cardiac arrest. The chance of survival is reduced between 7% and 10% every minute that passes after having suffered a cardiac arrest. Therefore, in Neosalus we trust and work for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) through the use of defibrillators (AED), in as much as the chances of survival increase up to 75%.