People often confuse sudden cardiac arrests (SCA) with heart attacks. The two cardiac conditions are completely different and having a clear understanding of the distinctions could be lifesaving.
Would you know what to do if someone suffered a sudden cardiac arrest in your presence? Find out what happens to the body, the symptoms to look out for and what you can do to help in such a situation.
Sudden cardiac arrests are commonly caused by an electrical disturbance in the heart which disrupts the pumping action and stops blood flowing to
the rest of the body.
The symptoms for sudden cardiac arrest happen quickly and are extremely severe.
If you suspect someone has suffered sudden cardiac arrest, you should look out for the following:
Although some people do experience symptoms, the majority of sudden cardiac arrests victims do not. In these circumstances, people will still suffer from dizziness before collapsing.
The less severe symptoms sometimes happen before sudden cardiac arrest, but SCAs commonly occur without any warning.