Is a heart attack the same as a cardiac arrest?
Heart attack and cardiac arrest are two different conditions. A cardiac arrest is the loss of all heart function, leading to collapse and unconsciousness. This can be a result of numerous causes, one of which is a heart attack. A heart attack is caused by a sudden stoppage of blood flow to your heart muscle.
Author: Karen McCloskey
First answered: 17 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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