Sudden cardiac arrest is the condition in which the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops pumping blood
Sudden cardiac arrest is the condition in which the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops pumping blood. The cause of this condition is an abnormality in the patient’s heart rhythm (arrhythmia), the result of a problem with the heart’s electrical system. People with any conditions that have scarred or enlarged the heart previously or who had suffered a heart attack, which can cause an electrical disturbance that leads to sudden cardiac arrest, are most prone to experiencing a sudden cardiac arrest. This condition is life threatening – if not treated immediately it will most certainly result in death, but with immediate medical care and help the survival of the patient is possible. Symptoms of a sudden cardiac arrest include: sudden collapse; no pulse; no breathing and loss of consciousness. Sometimes there could be symptoms preceding the fatal condition which include: fatigue, fainting, blackouts, dizziness, chest pain, shortness of breath or vomiting.