February is American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month
  • Nearly 50% of African Americans in Philadelphia have high blood pressure.
  • About 809,000 people in Pennsylvania have coronary heart disease.
809,000 people in PA have coronary heart disease infograph.

Cardiac Arrest vs. Heart Attack

  • CARDIAC ARREST occurs when the heart malfunctions and stops beating unexpectedly. Cardiac arrest is an “ELECTRICAL” problem.
  • A HEART ATTACK occurs when blood flow to the heart is blocked. A heart attack is a “CIRCULATION” problem.
  • What is the link? Most heart attacks do not lead to cardiac arrest, but when cardiac arrest occurs, heart attack is a common cause.
Cardiac Arrest vs Heart Attack infograph