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The Difference Between Heart Attack and Cardiac Arrest

Bronny James, the son of NBA superstar LeBron James, has been hospitalized after suffering cardiac arrest. The 18-year-old, who hopes to play basketball at USC in Los Angeles, fell after a practice this week but is now in stable condition and has been released from the intensive care unit.

James is the most recent young athlete have a heart attack. When the heart abruptly and unexpectedly stops beating, it is said to be in cardiac arrest. Robert Segal, M.D., a board-certified cardiologist explains the difference between cardiac arrest and a heart attack. Read the article.