A Cardiac Arrest Is Not A Heart Attack

A Cardiac Arrest Is Not A Heart Attack


A cardiac arrest and a heart attack are two things most people believe to be the exact same thing. But actually, they are not. So in this video, I’m going to be letting you know what that difference is. Coming right up. So I’ve got tons of stuff to do today and it’s raining and it’s just a nightmare right now. So, let’s speed this up. Now, cardiac arrest is not a heart attack. Now what is the big difference? Well a cardiac arrest is more of an electrical problem. You know the heart has a problem pumping and delivering blood to the brain, to the other organs and to the lungs. While a heart attack is more of a circulation problem. There is some form of blockage that has occurred and the heart still pumping, is bringing so much blood to that certain area and the problem is, given that there is an area that is blocked, that certain portion usually starts to die eventually and at the end could even result to the heart not functioning anymore. And when that happens a heart attack can also become a cardiac arrest. So I think I just made it more confusing… but yeah… so in some way they are connected but they are different. So I must say, I’m not sure if it’s the best idea to shoot under the rain. Anyway, let’s do one point here at least since I am already out here. Ahahaha So a heart attack looks different for men and women and to give you a clearer picture, I’ll be putting up a link to let you know how it looks more for men and how it looks more for women, but with cardiac arrest it is a bit more of a special case. So with cardiac arrest, given that there is an electrical problem and the heart has a problem delivering the blood to the brain, there are possibilities where the person can actually go unconscious and collapse. And also, there are times that (you know that) the heart is not working so it is not being delivered to the lungs; so you could have a shortage of breath or you could literally be out of breath. And lastly, given that your heart is obviously not functioning, your pulse rate would be really low or you can even have no pulse. So I think I’ll just continue shooting inside, this is like a bad idea. So what are the big causes for the two? Well with heart attack, I’ll post the link here to give you more of an explanation so you have a clearer in-depth of what causes a heart attack. And for cardiac arrest, well the causes are pretty interesting and quite disturbing. So it could be because of choking, like literally someone would… (vomit feeling sounds) I choked myself for a bit and now I feel like vomiting. It’s quite sad you know, imagine someone tries to choke me to death and I just vomit on the person. That just doesn’t… nah… nah… It doesn’t work. Hahaha. And sometimes, it could also be because of some form of electrocution or there could be some complication during a heart operation, a heart procedure. And two interesting things is that there is a possibility where the heart starts to tremble, you know it just trembles uselessly and in the end it doesn’t pump blood or the heart could also be pumping so fast to the point, where it doesn’t even have enough pressure to pump blood. So a simple example or a way to imagine this is if you have a hand pump. If you do a full flex, (slow pumping sound) there is quite a lot of air. But, if you do it really fast (fast pumping sound) there is barely any air that goes thru, so with that, there is barely any blood that is actually getting delivered; oxygenated blood. And in the end, the heart isn’t really pumping out blood to the organs. The thing is with cardiac arrest, the response needs to be really fast because it can become fatal really quickly. And usually, it just takes a few seconds, sometimes minutes and if you don’t find the solution really fast, the person can die within a few minutes and usually the best response is to give CPR until the 911 arrives and maybe eventually they would (you know) shock the person with a defibrillator or something. But the treatment is very very important that it has to be fast. But with a heart attack on the other hand, it’s quite different. The symptoms at times (you know) start coming in within about a month before you actually have an attack. And the problem with a heart attack is when you are having one, you don’t usually die strait on the spot. What happens is, you either have some form of chest pain, you have this feeling of nausea, you get sweaty and all of this. And I’ll give a link on explaining more on how heart attacks look for men and women. But the problem with heart attacks is that time is of the essence. The longer the duration that a person has an attack the more damage that it has, so what is important is time. You need to act fast. So in the end you need to act fast for cardiac arrest and you need to attack fast (attack fast?)… you need to react fast for heart attacks, but with cardiac arrest, it’s more fatal quicker. So remember cardiac arrest is an electrical problem and a heart attack is a circulation problem. So, I need to go and I need to really speed things up right now. So once again, Aman here and your watching Heart Limits. See yah.