How Many Beats per Minute is Heart Attack?
According to the American Heart Association, 2,300 Americans die of heart disease every day—accounting for about 1 out of every 3 to 4 deaths annually. At Tri-City Cardiology—with offices in Mesa, Scottsdale, Gilbert, and San Tan, Arizona—our experienced cardiologists are doing their part to improve the heart health of our community and help people avoid one of the most serious complications of heart disease—cardiac arrest.
What is Cardiac Arrest?
Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States experiences cardiac arrest, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Better known as a heart attack, cardiac arrest occurs when the heart temporarily and suddenly experiences a decrease in function, typically due to a lack of blood flow (like other muscle, your heart is a muscle that requires oxygen and blood to work).
Cardiac arrest can be life-threatening. The earlier someone receives treatment, the greater their chances of survival. To this end, knowing the signs and symptoms, and risk factors are essential for protecting yourself and your loved ones—and when in doubt, call 911.
Signs, Symptoms, and Risk Factors for Cardiac Arrest
Many people believe that cardiac arrest causes the heart to stop beating immediately. While it’s true that some areas of cardiac muscle will start to die during a heart attack because of a lack of blood, a person’s pulse may become slower (bradycardic) or faster (tachycardic), depending on the type of heart attack they’re experiencing (a normal heart rate is between 60 and 100 beats per minute).
Other signs and symptoms of heart attack include a sudden onset of:
- Pain, pressure, or tightness in the chest
- Arm, neck, back, or jaw pain
- A feeling of "impending doom"
- Shortness of breath
- A sudden cold sweat
Both men and women experience heart attacks. Specific risk factors for cardiac arrest include smoking, chronic inflammation, obesity, high blood pressure, physical inactivity, and family history.
Concerned About Cardiac Problems? Connect With Our Arizona Cardiology Team Now
Understanding your unique risks factors for cardiac problems is an important part of protecting your heart health.
At Tri-City Cardiology, you’ll get the chance to sit down with one of our board-certified physicians who can recommend specific diagnostic and treatment options based on your needs. Our services rely on cutting-edge technology and innovations, and we take a multifaceted whole person approach that helps streamline your care and optimize your outcomes.
Call 480-835-6100 to schedule a consultation with a heart doctor near you and discover the power of individualized, innovative, and comprehensive cardiac care.