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.
Tyty is a Public Health Practitioner and Rheumatology Clinical Nurse Specialist Consultant. She is a Registered Nurse Qualification from London South Bank University. She holds a Honorary Degree in Health Promotion and Education and Community Development. Tyty graduated with MSc in Public Health from University of East London, UK. Previous degrees and positions were; Accounting and CIMA , she has worked with GFS Platform, Westminster Drug Project and the NHS England.