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A cardiac arrest is when your heart suddenly stops pumping blood around your body. When your heart stops pumping blood, your brain is starved of oxygen, causing you to fall unconscious and stop breathing. A cardiac arrest usually happens without warning; if someone is in cardiac arrest, they will collapse suddenly, will be unconscious, unresponsive and will not be breathing normally – they may make gasping noises.
Without immediate treatment or medical attention, a person in cardiac arrest will die.