Signs of sudden cardiac arrest you need to watch outAshima Sharda Mahindra, Times Now Digital

Feb 26, 2023

Chest pain or discomfort

It is the foremost and most visible sign of sudden cardiac arrest. It happens when rapid and erratic heart signals cause the lower heart chambers to quiver uselessly instead of pumping blood

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Pounding heartbeat

When the heart stops for while due to the lack of oxygen, sudden gush of blood causes a feeling of a pounding heartbeat

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Rapid or irregular heartbeat

If you have certain heart conditions like high blood pressure, your heart beats while having a cardiac arrest will be extremely rapid or irregular

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The unexplained wheezing when experiencing a cardiac arrest is not asthma, Doctors say it is a kind of coughing that occurs with left heart failure due to fluid build-up in the lungs

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Many patients of cardiac arrest suffer from breathlessness or labored breathing

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It is among the first signs of cardiac arrest. A person would faint when the heart stops beating. While some people may have a racing heartbeat just before they faint, others may be conscious

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Dizziness also indicates there is an issue with the heart, which may point toward a cardiac arrest. Most patients and survivors report feeling dizzy, lightheaded, giddy, or having issues with their balance right before cardiac arrest

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Nausea and vomiting

Many people experience acute onset of chest pain or vomiting. During cardiac arrest, various heart muscle cells die. And so they release some biochemicals which activate the vagus nerve causing nausea

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