World Heart Day 2023: The recognition day for one of our most vital organs is at our doorstep. Are you aiming for a long healthy life? Or are you being careless about your health? It is very important to keep a regular check on your diet and routine so that your heart remains healthy. On the other hand, it is of utmost importance to be aware of the possible conditions related to the heart. One of the common mistakes that we do is to think of heart failure, cardiac arrest, and heart attack as one and the same. Find out their differences.
World Heart Day 2023: Note the differences in various heart conditions
What is a Cardiac Arrest?
One of the most common heart conditions among individuals is a sudden cardiac arrest. In this case, a person’s heart may suddenly lose all activity and face a hindered rhythmic pattern. This is an extremely serious condition and must not be left untreated. It demands immediate medical attention. Some of the leading causes of this condition are stress, coronary heart disease, or hereditary disorders.
What is a Heart Attack?
This is yet another common heart condition found mainly among the younger generation these days. As its name suggests, it is an attack on the heart in simple words. This does not mean that someone is trying to attack your heart externally. Jokes apart, in this condition your heart is attacked when the blood flow from various arteries toward your heart is blocked or disrupted. This can happen due to the formation of blood clots in arteries or clogging. One of the major causes of heart attacks is our foul eating habits. Fat accumulates around our artery walls when we eat junk food which in turn causes them to clog.
What is a Heart Failure?
A heart failure occurs when your heart is unable to perform in the way it should. To make it simple, the one job that the heart does consistently without fail is pumping blood throughout your body. When due to certain reasons this job is hindered, it causes heart failure. It can occur due to diabetes, high blood pressure, and coronary artery disease.
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