India defeated Pakistan by 6 runs in a thrilling match on Sunday (June 9) in the T20 World Cup cricket. Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) President Amol Kale, who came to watch this match, died on Monday. On Sunday, he was present at the stadium with MCA Secretary Ajinkya Naik and official Suraj Samat. According to media reports, he suffered a cardiac arrest on Monday due to which he died. Amol was 47 years old.

It is worth noting that in the last few years, cases of death due to heart attack and cardiac arrest have increased rapidly all over the world. Doctors say, both heart attack and cardiac arrest are life-threatening problems related to the heart but there is a lot of difference between the two. Let's understand about this.

What do experts say?

In a conversation with Amar Ujala, Dr. Niranjan Hiremath, cardiologist and surgeon at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, Delhi, explains that heart attack and cardiac arrest are two different problems that are usually considered the same. Heart attack can occur due to increased blockage in the coronary arteries or its blockage due to some reason. In this, the patient's life can be saved with the help of immediate CPR and other measures. However, cardiac arrest occurs when the heart stops pumping blood, it is considered more fatal.

Know about heart attack

Due to some blockage in the arteries that carry blood to the heart, the flow of blood to the heart starts getting blocked. In this situation, there is a problem of heart attack or myocardial infarction.

This blockage can occur due to the formation of fat, cholesterol, and other substances in the arteries. In a heart attack, chest pain may feel like pressure and tightness. In some situations, the pain spreads to the shoulder, arm, back, neck, and jaw. People suffering from high blood pressure problems are at higher risk. If the symptoms of heart attack are identified in time and CPR is given to the patient, then life can be saved.

What is cardiac arrest?

Unlike a heart attack, in the case of cardiac arrest the heart suddenly stops beating. In a short time, the flow of blood to the brain and other organs decreases, due to which the person may become unconscious. Irregularities in heart rate are considered to be the common cause of cardiac arrest. This problem can occur due to the electrical system of the heart not working properly. In this condition, problems like chest pain, irregular heartbeat, difficulty in breathing, unconsciousness, or dizziness can occur.

Health experts say that 90 percent of people with cardiac arrest do not get any benefit even after giving CPR. This is considered a more life-threatening situation.