Are you also confused about the difference between a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) and a heart attack and think of them to be one common heart disorder? Yeah, we know it happens with many of us. Even, I used to think that both of the cases are same sort of disorder happening with the victim’s heart and had a wrong idea that we can carry out the same remedy steps in both of the cases. But, that’s not the reality.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is a condition where heart unexpectedly and abruptly stops beating which is usually due to an abnormal heart rhythm, known as Ventricular Fibrillation (VF). Whereas in heart attack, blood supply to the heart muscle is suddenly blocked and the victim can experience chest pain before the attack; it can also lead to SCA in some of the cases.
However, SCA may or may not occur with a heart attack and it happens without any warning sign and hence it’s altogether more important to be prepared to save your love ones from this impending danger. AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) is the key solution to SCA and if used within first 3-5 minutes of a person suffering from SCA, it can dramatically increase the chance of survival for the patient from 5% to almost 70%.
AEDs are especially designed to be used by anyone and everyone with a little bit of training or no training at all. The video given below is a step-by-step guide to save the life of your loved ones in the time of emergency, if they have Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA).