Is it a Heart Attack or Cardiac Arrest? Know the difference.

A little knowledge can be a lifesaving thing. Too often, people use “sudden cardiac arrest” and “heart attack” interchangeably, but they shouldn’t. Now, the AHA offers an infographic that can help you learn the difference. Check it out today. Fast action can save lives. Know what to do if someone experiences a heart attack or cardiac arrest.

Infographic – What is Cardiac Arrest vs. Heart Attack?

2 thoughts on “Is it a Heart Attack or Cardiac Arrest? Know the difference.”

  1. Quite often even during the programs I do on CPR TRAINING FOR LAY PUBLIC,people equate heart attack to cardiac arrest.for this reason,i devised a ppt. on cardiac arrest,causes and then proceed to explain the importance of CHAIN OF SURVIVAL CONCEPT , learning CPR.please go through srinivas ramaka’s videos in YOUTUBE for the CPR PROGRAMS FOR LAY PUBLIC IN INDIA.

  2. Thank you John for sharing this! During a recent volunteer meeting, I found this infographic spawned a very provocative discussion. A few volunteers could not grasp why we need to share this and why we were using “heart attack” versus medical terms. They did not realize that the general public still does not understand the difference and our job is to educate the public. That discussion proved that we still have a long way to go…

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