Cardiac arrest: Warning signs you should never ignore!

Cardiac arrest is a sudden stop or an unexpected loss of heart function, breathing and consciousness.

Zee Media Bureau/Salome Phelamei

New Delhi: On Wednesday, Bollywood comedian and actor Razak Khan had passed away following a cardiac arrest. Family members rushed him to a hospital, but he couldn't be saved and doctors declared him brought dead.

Cardiac arrest is a sudden stop or an unexpected loss of heart function, breathing and consciousness. It is often confused with heart attack, but there is a difference. A cardiac arrest occurs when your heart stops pumping blood around your body.

Individuals who have been diagnosed with a heart condition are at increased risk for cardiac arrest.

Cardiac arrest happens suddenly, but sometimes it is preceded by certain symptoms such as-

  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Palpitations
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Fainting
  • Fatigue
  • Blackouts

Knowing or recognising the warning signs could save your life or lives of your loved ones.

See a doctor promptly if you have frequent chest pain or any other symptoms that might bother you.

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. You can find out more by clicking this link

Close