What Does your Heart do??
By Toby, August 2017.
What happen to your heart during heart attack?
A heart attack happens when there is a sudden loss of blood flow to a part of your heart muscle. It usually causes a sudden onset of pain or discomfort in the chest and may cause other symptoms.
What is cardiac arrest?
A cardiac arrest is when a person’s heart stops pumping blood round their body and they stop breathing normally.
A heart attack always causes some permanent damage to the heart muscle. Many people still have a good quality of life and health after a heart attack.
If a heart attack damages a significant amount of heart muscle , this can affect the pumping action of the heart. This can lead to Heart Failure. A condition which can cause breathlessness, tiredness and swollen ankle.