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You need to know the difference between a heart attack, cardiac arrest and a stroke - Guide for Healthy Tips

2017/04/05

According to some people, stroke, heart attack and cardiac arrest are one and the same. These conditions differ in symptoms, background and severity. It is important to know the differences between conditions, to know how to help the patient, and to prevent any of the conditions to become more serious.


Infarction

This refers to a blood circulation disorder, and if the blood flow is blocked or deprived of oxygen, the blood will not reach the heart muscle and can kill the organ if it is not treated promptly. The heart still functions as soon as a person suffers from a heart attack.

This is manifested through the following symptoms:




  • Small breathing and wheezing;

  • Pain of the body, especially in the neck, jaw, arms, abdomen and back;

  • Pain in the chest (often mistaken for dyspepsia), which is repeated every few minutes;

  • Dizziness and episodes of fatigue;

  • Anxiety;

  • Nausea;

  • Cold sweat

Symptoms can be treated with medication and healthy nutrition.

Heart failure

When there is a violation of electrical activity in the heart, tachycardia occurs, and the bloodstream immediately stops moving through the body. When this happens, the heart stops working.

The patient may experience these symptoms a few minutes before cardiac arrest:



  • Blackout;

  • Fainting;

  • Weakness;

  • Excessive heartbeat;

  • Shallow breathing;

  • Breast pain;

  • Lack of breathing;

  • A weak pulse or absent;

  • Weakness or lack of response;

  • Sudden collapse.

Symptoms occur quickly and are mostly lethal.

Stroke

This is also called brain disorder, and the stroke is divided into 3 types:



  • Hemorrhagic stroke – it is a delightful artery in the brain;

  • Transient ischemic attack (TIA) – occurs with a short-term inflow of blood to the brain;

  • Ischemic stroke – this happens when the oxygen supply to the artery and blood in the brain is blocked.

These are the symptoms of a stroke:



  • Mental disorientation, distraction, forgetfulness of places and names, loss of concentration;

  • Excessive sweating;

  • Numbness on the face, in the left forearm or hands or paralysis (especially on one side);

  • Vomiting and headaches;

  • Nausea;

  • Blurred speech;

  • Transient ischemic attack (TIA);

  • Disturbance of vision and double vision;

  • Problems with walking and dizziness.




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