You Must Know the Differences between a Heart Attack, Cardiac Arrest and Stroke

Many of us may think that cardiac arrest, heart attack, and stroke are the same. Often these terms are used interchangeably. But it’s not true; all three terms are related to heart issues still there is a significant difference in the causes, symptoms and effects of these three heart issues on the body.

It is important to be able to distinguish between these three terms so that one can get proper treatment to get rid of the heart trouble.

Here is the collection of details about the three heart trouble condition which includes causes, symptoms and first aid to react on such situations.

Heart Attack

Let’s begin with the details about heart attack, what it exactly is and how to identify that one is about to get an attack.

Heart Attack is a Circulation Disorder

Yes, a heart attack is a blood circulation disorder. As we know that blood is rich in oxygen, when it gets blocked in some part of heart muscles it leads to dying of muscles. This course of action is responsible for heart attack.

In this disorder, the blood flow is an issue whereas the heat of the patient continues beating.


The symptoms of heart attack can occur quite early of the actual attack and can continue for several days.

  • Coughing and Nausea
  • Increase in Anxiety
  • Dizziness and feeling of light-headedness
  • Lack of breath and wheezing
  • Cold sweating
  • Pain in the abdomen, back, neck, arms and jaw (Left one)
  • Pain the in the chest- You might get confused with chest pain during heart attack with heartburn due to indigestion. Here the heaviness in the middle region the of the chest is followed by pain. It can continue for several minutes or can come and go.

There are no home remedies to treat a heart attack. You have to seek medical help in this situation  on an immediate basis.