A heart attack can trigger life-threatening arrhythmia, leading to sudden cardiac arrest. The symptoms of a heart attack are typically more pronounced. They include:
Sudden cardiac arrest often occurs without warning symptoms. A person with sudden cardiac arrest might lose consciousness, collapse suddenly and become pulseless. Dr Lee Phong Teck, Associate Consultant, Department of Cardiology, says that occasionally, shortlived warning symptoms might occur, which include:
Certain risk factors increase the probability of developing a heart attack. These include:
Who's at risk?“Cardiac arrest usually develops in a person with pre-existing, possibly undiagnosed heart condition,” shared Dr Lee. These conditions include:
This article is from Murmurs Issue 33 (Jan – Apr 2019). Click here to read the full issue.
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