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You Must Know the Differences Between a Heart Attack, Cardiac Arrest and Stroke

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The first thing that we should establish if we want to help a person with a health problem is to know the differences between these three conditions, their symptoms, and severity.

We are going to start with the heart attack.

This is associated with a circulation disorder. It happens when your blood flow gets blocked or deprived of oxygen. So, your heart muscle has oxygen deficiency, and it can kill the organ if not treated immediately and the correct way.

Cardiac Arrest

This condition is not connected with the circulation but with the electrical activity in the heart. When this activity is stopped or in other way disrupted, the flow stops moving through the body leading to tachycardia. The final result- no heartbeat.

Stroke

There are three types of stroke: ischemic stroke (80% of strokes) happens when blood vessels are blocked by a clot or become too narrow for blood to get through to the brain, transient ischemic attack (the blood supply to part of the brain is briefly blocked), and hemorrhagic stroke (the blood vessel is not blocked but it bursts and blood leaks into the brain causing damage).

NOW WE CONTINUE TO THE SIGNS OF A HEART ATTACK, THEY INCLUDE:

Chest pain (angina) — Often mistaken for indigestion, this burden inside the chest repeats every few minutes.

  • Body pain
  • Shallow breathing and wheezing.
  • Coughing
  • Cold sweating
  • Nausea
  • Anxiety
  • Dizziness and fatigue episodes

CARDIAC ARREST SYMPTOMS:

Minutes before cardiac arrest, you may experience these symptoms:

  • Weakness
  • Fainting
  • Blackout
  • Chest pain
  • Shallow breaths
  • Excessive palpitation

NOW LET’S HIGHLIGHT THE MOST TYPICAL SYMPTOMS AND SIGNS OF STROKE:

  • Difficulties talking and not being able to express yourself in a proper way
  • Face and limbs numbness that usually affects one side of the body.
  • Eyesight problems in one of the eyes or in both eyes
  • Total paralysis
  • Unexplained and sudden depression.
  • Difficulty walking
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of balance or coordination

Source: healthtipsportal.com

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