One is a plumbing problem, while the other is electrical

The terms “heart attack” and “cardiac arrest” often are used interchangeably, but they are not the same. While it’s true that having a heart attack may cause cardiac arrest, many times these occurrences happen independently of each other.

One way to explain the difference is that one is a plumbing problem, while the other is an electrical problem.

Heart attack: What happens

 

Healthy food in heart dish with doctor’s stethoscope

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