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March 27, 2013

Heart Attack or Cardiac Arrest. Do you know the difference?

Filed under: EMS — S. Kindley @ 6:30 pm
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Do you know the difference between Heart Attack and Cardiac Arrest? Most people use the terms interchangeably when in fact they are two different things. Instead of typing up something that is easily read somewhere else I’ll simply link to an article from the American Heart Association as well as put up a couple of graphics to illustrate the main differences in a visual way.

First The Simple Graphic:

Cardiac Arrest vs Heart Attack

Next The More Detailed Graphic:

Know the Difference

The Link to the American Heart Association page explaining the difference in a little more detail can be found here and a link explaining the symptoms of Cardiac Arrest, Heart Attack, and Stroke can be found here. If you experience any of the symptoms, or you are unsure what you are experiencing, please call 9-1-1 right away.


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