Heart Attack vs. Cardiac Arrest: What’s the difference?

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (TENNESSEE VALLEY LIVING) - Doctors are giving more details on Damar Hamlin’s condition after he went into cardiac arrest on Sunday.

As the story continues to be at the forefront of everyone’s minds, we want to take a closer look from a medical perspective. The incident has many people wondering what causes such an intense health condition and what the difference is between cardiac arrest and a heart attack.

Dr. Jordan Gunn from Huntsville Hospital joined TVL to break down the difference.

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Anna Mahan

Anna Mahan

Anna Mahan joined the WAFF 48 News team in August of 2020.