What is the difference between cardiac arrest, heart attack and heart fail?

March 2, 2018

When the internet went abuzz with the news of the Bollywood Diva’s death, it was learnt that she passed away due to cardiac arrest. However, later the forensic reports said that the actress passed away due to accidental drowning. But till the time the forensic reports were out people were confused about cardiac arrest and mistook it for a heart attack. This is no surprise, as the public, in general, uses the terms cardiac arrest, heart attack and heart fail interchangeably. However, they are three distinct and different conditions. So, here we try to simplify and explain what each of these three conditions means and why they are deadly and fatal in their own way.

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