Cardiac arrest is a sudden, unexpected loss of heart function, breathing and consciousness, usually resulting from an electrical malfunction in your heart that disrupts its pumping action. It’s a serious medical emergency that must be treated immediately.
Men are 2-3 times more likely to experience sudden cardiac arrest.
Cardiac Arrest often occurs with no warning. The first signs for both men and women are often:
- Sudden collapse and loss of consciousness
- No pulse
- No breathing
Sometimes these symptoms may precede sudden cardiac arrest:
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath