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A “Heart Attack” and “Cardiac Arrest” are Not the Same Thing

Myth: A “heart attack” and “cardiac arrest” are the same thing. The terms “heart attack” and “cardiac arrest” are often used by lay people interchangeably. However, the fact is that they are not equivalent. “Cardiac arrest” simply implies the heart has stopped pumping blood.  On the other hand, a heart attack is a lack of blood flow to a specific […]

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