When a person is experiencing cardiac arrest, their heart suddenly stops beating. If the condition goes untreated, the person will die within minutes.
Therefore, it’s important to know what symptoms of cardiac arrest look like and how you can help save someone if they’re in this situation.
In this blog post, we will list few common cardiac arrest symptoms that may indicate an episode of cardiac arrest and give tips for how to react when these symptoms present themselves.
- The first of the top symptoms of cardiac arrest is non-specific chest pain. This type of pain can be experienced independently or as part of another symptom such as shortness of breath, nausea and vomiting, lightheadedness, and breaking out into a cold sweat.
- The following common symptom we will cover in this blog post is an irregular heartbeat that feels like fluttering or pounding and occurs at rest (particularly when lying down). Other symptoms to watch out for include fatigue, weakness, and faintness.
These may feel like you’re more tired than usual but could also indicate something worse, so it’s important to remain aware if these present themselves while resting.
If any number of the above symptoms are paired with the loss of consciousness, then it may signify that a person is experiencing cardiac arrest.