Sign or Symptoms
Well, first of all, lets identify what the difference is between a sign and a symptom as the two are often commonly merged into one.
A symptom; any subjective evidence of disease. Meanwhile a sign; is any objective evidence of disease. With that said, a symptom is something that is experienced by the individual affected by the disease, while a sign is something that can be visually detected by someone other than the individual affected by the disease.
Sudden cardiac arrest symptoms are immediate and drastic and include:
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pains
- Loss of consciousness
Sometimes other signs and symptoms precede sudden cardiac arrest. These may include fatigue, fainting, blackouts, dizziness, weakness, palpitations or vomiting. But sudden cardiac arrest often occurs with no warning.
When to see a doctor
If you have frequent episodes of chest pain or discomfort, heart palpitations, irregular or rapid heartbeats, unexplained wheezing or shortness of breath, fainting or near fainting, or you’re feeling lightheaded or dizzy, see your doctor promptly. If these symptoms are ongoing, you should call 999 or emergency medical help.