The PARAMEDIC2 trial is looking into whether adrenaline is a safe and effective treatment for cardiac arrest.
A cardiac arrest is different to a heart attack.
- A heart attack happens when the blood supply to the heart becomes blocked and the heart can get
damaged, but the person will probably be conscious. A person experiencing a heart attack has a high risk of having a cardiac arrest.
- When a person has a cardiac arrest, the heart stops beating and the person will suddenly collapse and stop breathing.
Further information on the difference between heart attack and cardiac arrest can be found here: https://www.bhf.org.uk/heart-health/conditions/cardiac-arrest