Cardiac arrest is not the same as a heart attack. The treatment is not the same either. This shows you what to do for both and how to tell which is which. This could help you to save someone’s life. Treating the wrong condition might not help so it’s best to know how to figure it out.
- The terms “cardiac arrest” and “heart attack” are often used interchangeably, but they are actually two distinct conditions
- A heart attack is a circulation problem while cardiac arrest is an electrical problem
- The two conditions also have vastly different symptoms.
“a heart attack is a circulation problem while cardiac arrest is an electrical problem”