Cardiac arrest is the abrupt loss of heart function in a person who may or may not have been diagnosed with heart disease. It can come on suddenly, or in the wake of other symptoms. Cardiac arrest is often fatal, if appropriate steps aren’t taken immediately.
Sudden cardiac arrest differs from a heart attack, when blood flow to a part of the heart is blocked. However, a heart attack can sometimes trigger an electrical disturbance that leads to sudden cardiac arrest.
Our doctors at ASC of The Heart Institute are trained in cardiovascular diseases and cardiovascular surgery, to evaluate and treat people who have had sudden cardiac arrest or who have other heart rhythm conditions.Request an Appointment