Do not easily confuse the terms `heart attack`, `cardiac arrest` and `stroke` because even though they all refer to the same organ- the heart, they all have different causers and produce different symptoms by which they affect the body.
Making a clear difference between these three conditions can help in assigning the appropriate treatment as well as providing an adequate aid for someone affected by them.
In the following text, you can find out more about the meaning of each these terms, their symptoms and how you can suitably react upon facing one of them.
1. Heart Attack
It`s a circulation disorder.
It is preceded by blockage of the blood flow rich in oxygen and the oxygen cannot reach a certain part of the heart muscle. That can lead to dying of the muscle if the blood flow is not restored that subsequently leads to a heart attack. During a heart attack, the heart does not stop beating.