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Cardiac arrest occurs when the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops. This can happen to people of any age, race and gender at any time, even those without known heart disease. In fact, 12,500 children suffer cardiac arrest every year.
Many don’t know what’s happening or what to do when someone collapses. However, when lay rescuers recognize a cardiac arrest, call 911 and start CPR, more people survive and go on to live healthy and happy lives.
Learn what to do when a heart stops.
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It’s not a heart attack.
Heart attacks are generally due to blockage of blood flow, which in severe cases can stop the heart from beating.
Cardiac arrest is most often caused by an electrical malfunction within the heart, such as an abnormal or irregular rhythm from a prior heart attack and scar tissue within the heart. Brain damage and death results if high-quality CPR is not started within minutes.