Many people think that heart attack, cardiac arrest and stroke are the same. Well that is a mistake, because these conditions differ in symptoms, background, and severity.
It is important to know the differences between the conditions, know how to help a patient, and avert any of the conditions from becoming more serious.
It refers to a circulation disorder
At the point when the flow of the blood rich with oxygen is obstructed to a specific part of the heart muscle, if not restored it can cause dying of the muscle, therefore resulting with heart attack.
If a person suffers a heart attack, his/her heart keeps beating.
Here are the symptoms of heart attack which can occur early on and last several days.
- Chest pain (angina): Frequently described as heaviness amidst the mid-section, and confused with heartburn. It can come and go in a matter of minutes.
- Shallow breathing and wheezing
- Body aches: pain in the neck, abdomen, back, jaw, and arms, particularly the left one.
- Feeling dizziness and light-headedness.
- Developed tension
- Cold sweating
You cannot treat these manifestations with home cures or solutions, since they are joined with the heart, and not to the digestive or some other system.
It is an “electrical” disorder
In the event that your heart’s electrical movement experiences chaos, it will result with irregular heart beating, and immediate stop of the blood pumping all through the body. This condition is known as cardiac arrest.
In this heart condition, the heart beat stops completely.
Cardiac arrest symptoms:
At times, a few minutes before a man experiences a cardiac arrest, she or he can feel comparative side effects to those of a heart attack.
- Chest pain
- Extreme palpitation
- Shallow breath
But in most of the situations of cardiac arrest, the person will experience:
- Loss of breath
- Lack of responsiveness
- Sudden collapse
- Loss or weak pulse
These manifestations are appearing all of a sudden and are regularly bringing about moment death.
Individual who has suffered a heart attack has a more serious danger of encountering a cardiac arrest.
It is a brain disorder
There are three types of stroke:
1. Ischemic stroke
It appears when the artery carrying blood and oxygen to the brain is blocked.
2. Transient ischemic attack (TIA)
Also known as a “mini stroke” and appears when the artery which transports blood to the brain, briefly quits transporting the blood.
3. Hemorrhagic stroke
When an artery ruptures inside the brain, it damages brain cells and leads to a hemorrhagic stroke.
- Mental confusion, like forgetting names, places, and inability to follow a conversation
- Disrupted speech
- Numbness of paralysis of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side
- Walking inability, accompanied with dizziness
- Blurred vision, and double seeing
- Headaches and vomiting
- Excessive sweating
- Transient ischemic attack (TIA)
Instant medical help is required to treat the stroke. A lot of rest is required to the patient to get out of this medical condition.