In addition, the pain might travel from the chest area to the neck, jaw, back or stomach.
It’s not unusual for someone having a heart attack to feel sick, sweaty, light-headed or short of breath.
Meanwhile, a cardiac arrest “is when the heart malfunctions and suddenly stops beating unexpectedly”, explained the American Heart Association.
A person suffering from a cardiac arrest will lose consciousness and have no pulse – death is imminent if rapid treatment isn’t administered.
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