Cardiac Arrest vs. Heart Attack

Cardiac Arrest vs. Heart Attack

Cardiac Arrest vs. Heart Attack graphic: 
CARDIAC ARREST occurs when the heart malfunctions and stops beating unexpectedly. Cardiac arrest is an "ELECTRICAL" problem.                               
A HEART ATTACK occurs when blood flow to the heart is blocked.  A heart attack is a “CIRCULATION” problem. A blocked artery prevents oxygen-rich blood from reaching a section of the heart. If the blocked artery is not reopened quickly, the part of the heart normally nourished by that artery begins to die.

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