Heart attack and sudden cardiac arrest are not the same — and knowing the signs of each may save your life. FInd out more about the differences from a cardiologist.
Find answers to questions that pique your curiosity in our series, The Short Answer. Cardiologist Bruce Wilkoff, MD, explains when to be concerned about recurrent fainting.
Triathlons push the body to its physical limits with swimming, biking and running events. Some groups of people are more at risk than others for sudden death — any kind of death that happens unexpectedly — while participating in these challenging events, recent research shows.
This video animation compares two different heart emergencies: heart attack and sudden cardiac arrest. Watch how each problem develops, and learn what to do.
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You may think the most common single cause of death in the United States is heart attack. Or cancer. Or stroke. But it’s actually sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). This runaway problem with the heart’s electrical system is fatal 95 percent of the time.