Most people don’t know the difference between Heart attack and cardiac arrest. There are different symptoms and causes. Cardiac arrest is more serious. It depends on how you get help.
The rate at which heart disease has been on the rise in India for the last 15 years is heartbreaking. Therefore, if emergency medical care is not provided, the patient loses his life.
The heart is supplying blood through the coronary arteries. But for some reason fat accumulation starts in the arteries. Over the time, the arteries become narrower inside. Then that heart can’t supply as much blood as it needs.
Naturally, the heart begins to slow down. This accumulation of fat in the coronary arteries is referred as blockages, plaques, etc. in the blood vessels. When the coronary artery is blocked by more than 60 to 80%, such patients are more likely to have a heart attack.
Smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity are some of the major causes of heart attack and family history is also a very important cause.
Many people believe that the symptoms of a heart attack are more common at night or in the morning. This is wrong with the present study. Lifestyle with mental and physical stress can lead to heart attack at any time. The pain is most common in the middle of the chest and back, left arm, lower jaw and abdomen.
- Chest tightness
- Shortness of breath
- Shortness of breath due to inability to breathe properly
- Chills in the arms and legs, dizziness, and inability to walk even four steps.
In many patients, the day before the heart attack acidity, diarrhea and vomiting are also found to be significantly increased. But it is ignored as a stomach disorder.
The action of the heart depends on its heartbeat. These beats fall at a specific interval of 72 to 74 beats per minute. When heard by the machines, there is a thumping sound. These vibrations cause the heart to move faster and the heart sends impure blood from the body to the lungs for purification, while the purified blood spreads throughout the body through the aorta. But when the heartbeat becomes arrhythmic and suddenly stops, the heart’s blood supply stops. Due to this patient loses his life immediately.
According to a WHO study, the number of sudden deaths due to cardiac arrest is 4 times higher than the number of deaths due to heart attacks. Compared to men and women, more men are victims of this disease.
Looking at the causes of sudden death due to cardiac arrest, it can be seen that even people who do not have any heart disease can lose their lives due to it.
Major causes of Cardiac arrest:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Coronary heart disease
- Abnormal growth of heart
- Family history
- The patient falls to the ground with severe chest pain.
What to do in case of a heart attack or cardiac arrest ?
If symptoms of a heart attack appear, a medicine called Digitalis in homeopathy or a pill called aspirin in allopathy should be taken immediately. It is necessary to sit quietly in one place and breathe slowly without coughing. An ambulance should be called immediately. These ambulances have the facility to get emergency medical help.
In Cardiac arrest, When the patient falls to the ground with chest pain, the helper should check the pulse on the patient’s wrists and neck. If the pulse is not running, the helper should perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation of the patient.
In such cases, some homeopathic remedies can help you get out of the emergency. Drugs like Digitalis, Cratagus oxacantha, Arsenicum album etc. have been found to be useful in emergencies.
This means that cardiac arrest is more serious than a heart attack. About 89% of patients die on the spot. So, it is imperative today that at least two people in each house learn the ‘cardiovascular resuscitation’ method by the time the ambulance arrives.