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Cardiac Arrest VS. Heart Attack

Cardiac Arrest VS. Heart Attack

Cardiac Arrest VS. Heart Attack

Cardiac arrest occurs when the heart malfunctions and unexpectedly stops beating.  It’s triggered by an electrical malfunction in the heart that causes an irregular heartbeat, known as arrhythmia.  With the pumping action being disrupted, the heard cannot pump blood to the brain, lungs, and other important organs.  A Heart Attack occurs when the flow of blood to the heart is blocked, and is known as a circulation problem. 

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