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First Aid on Heart Attack

Heart attacks are among the leading cause of death in the world. A heart attack occurs when one or more of the blood vessels that supply blood to the heart become blocked. The heart muscle becomes starved for oxygen and begins to die.

Heart attack symptoms which most often in adults may include:

  • Chest pain. The most significant sign of a heart attack is chest pain. Usually in the center of chest for a more than a few minutes or comes and goes, but some time pain may be felt in other areas of the upper body, such as the jaw, shoulder, one or both arms, back, and stomach area Pain May feel like pressure, squeezing, fullness.

  • Shortness of breath. The victim may felt difficult to breath.

  • Others symptom are cold sweat, nausea, lightheadedness.

  • What should you do if someone has a heart attack?
    If someone has a cardiac arrest or heart attack, there are only a few minutes to act before it is too late. It is vital to know what to do beforehand as your first aid action.
    Bellow are some of steps that you should do if you now the victim has a cardiac arrest or heart attack :
    1. Comfort & reassure the victim. Have the person sit down, rest, and try to keep calm.
    2. Loosen any tight clothing.
    3. Ask if the person takes any chest pain medication for a known heart condition.
    4. Help the person take the medication (usually nitroglycerin, which is placed under the tongue) to reduce chest pain when heart attack occur.
    5. Call emergency medical help quickly if the pain does not go away promptly with rest or within 3 minutes of taking nitroglycerin.
    6. If the person is unconscious and unresponsive, call 911 (or your local emergency number), then begin CPR.
    7. If an infant or child is unconscious and unresponsive, perform 1 minute of CPR, then call 911.

    All of us can reduce the risk of heart attack, Adults should take steps to control heart disease risk factors whenever possible. Controlling high blood pressure, limiting cholesterol in the diet, watching weight, exercising, giving up smoking and minimizing stress.


    Anonymous Cara Mengobati Diabetes Melitus Secara Tradisional said...

    hemmhhhss,,, i have seen someone who get heart attack,,,and it very scream,,,
    just need view minutes he died because heart attack,,thanks for your tips,,its very very important...

    November 15, 2011  
    Anonymous obat sakit mioma uteri said...

    nice information i got...

    thank u...

    March 19, 2012  

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