What is difference between Cardiac Arrest, Heart Attack and Heart Failure? How To Keep Your Heart Healthy? Watch Video

Publish Date: 11 Apr, 2022 |

Did you know that cardiac problems are one of the major health concerns in India? To talk about it in detail we have with us Dr Sanjay Mittal from Medanta Hospital Gurugram in conversation with our Host Ms Vani Malik. 

Connection Between Cholesterol and Heart

If the cholesterol level in blood increases it builds up in the walls of arteries. This affects blood flow towards the heart and increases pressure too. This also leads to atherosclerosis, a form of heart disease.  

Difference between Heart and Acidity Pain

People often confuse their acidic pain to heart pain or via a verse. Acidity or heartburn tends to be worse after taking a big meal or when one sleeps after eating. But heart attacks can happen after a meal or before a meal too. Acidity can be relieved by drugs that reduce acid levels in the stomach. Heartburn does not cause more general symptoms, such as breathlessness. But heart attacks need urgent medical supervision. 

What is a Heart attack?

 A heart attack usually occurs when a blood clot blocks blood flow to the heart. When there's less blood flow tissue loses oxygen and dies. In short words it's a blockage of blood flow to the heart muscle.

Heart attack Symptoms

  • Tightness or pain in the chest, neck, back or arms.

  • FatigueLightheadedness

  • Abnormal heartbeat

  • Anxiety.

What is Cardiac arrest?

In the condition of Cardiac arrest the heart abruptly stops beating. Without prompt intervention, it can also result in the person's death. It is a Sudden, unexpected loss of heart function, breathing and consciousness.

Cardiac arrest Symptoms

  • Loss of consciousness

  • Unresponsiveness.

What is heart failure?

Heart failure is a chronic condition in which the heart doesn't pump blood. Heart failure can occur if the heart cannot pump (systolic) or fill (diastolic) adequately.

Heart Failure Symptoms

  • Shortness of breath

  • Fatigue

  • Swollen legs

  • Rapid heartbeat.

Relation of Family History with Heart Problems 

If there's a history of heart disease family, one may have a higher risk of developing a heart condition.

Obese people more at risk of Heart Problems

Obese people require more blood to supply oxygen and nutrients to their bodies. This results in an increase in blood pressure. High blood pressure is also a common cause of heart attack, and it often increases risks of heart problems. 

Exercise for Heart Health 

One should exercise 30 minutes a day daily or 3-4 days a week. Here are some more exercises which help in regulating heart health. 

  • Brisk walking

  • Running

  • Swimming

  • Cycling

  • playing tennis and jumping rope. 

  • Heart-pumping aerobic exercise

Advice for Heart Health

  • Do exercise daily. 

  • Eat healthy fats, avoid Junk

  • Avoid a sedentary lifestyle. ...

  • Avoid smoke and secondhand smoke.

  • Maintain BMI (Body Mass Index). 

  • Avoid overeating through portion control. 

  • Eat cholesterol-friendly foods.


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