Emergency Care for Heart Attacks

Unlike other health disorder and infectious diseases, the heart diseases are often said to be very serious and require instant attention. Heart attack is one of the most common diseases these days that causes sudden blockages of the blood supply to the heart muscles causing blood clots. The main risk with this disorder is that the heart will simply stop working. The main risk factor with this heart disease is that the heart will stop beating.

It is essential to prevent heart attack and other heart related diseases in each and every individual in the world. A heart attack takes place when the blood supply to this vital organ is blocked or restricted through blockage in the blood vessels. Heart attack is a silence disease that develops slowly and steadily and can cause sudden death with increasing age in both men and women.

Today there are excellent treatments available for heart attack that can save the lives and prevent death of many people. Its treatment is said to be most effective when started within an hour of the beginning of heart attack symptoms. If the person suffering from heart attack gets the right attention and cure within the first one hour then his chances of recovery increase. Many a time people are left helpless when it comes to treating a heart patient due to lack of knowledge about it.  In this article we will discuss the symptoms of heart attack and the emergency first aid treatments.

Some of the major risk factor that can cause heart-attack are High cholesterol levels, Tobacco, smoking, Hyper lipidemia, Obesity, Hypertension, Diabetes, Stress

Symptoms of heart attack

A person suffering from heart-attack will experiences symptoms such as unbearable pain in the chest, breathlessness, uncomfortable or painful pressure on heart, pain in the center of chest for more than a minute.

Intolerable pain spreading from shoulder to neck to arms, this pain may suddenly increases from mild to intense. It will make you feel pressure, tightness, burning or heavy weight.

Other mild symptoms of heart attack are anxiety, nervousness, cold, sweaty skin, Increased or irregular heart rate. It is always good to allow your healthcare provider to diagnose if its heart-attack do not waste time treating on your own, you might lose your loved one..

First-Aid or Emergency care for Heart Attack:

Make the person sit–down and calm himself. If his clothes are tight then loosen them up.

Without delaying inform to your nearest hospital or ambulance service. Make sure that you are not leaving the person along at any cost.

Nothing other than a sublingual tablet should be given to that person, except for any other medication prescribed by the doctor. Aspirin tablet helps a person to limit the damage.

While the ambulance is reaching your place ensure that the patient continues breathing and has a pulse.

If you realize that there is no pulse rate, then give Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). Immediately after that place the palm of your hand on the patient’s chest just below the chest bone and press your hand in a pumping motion once or twice by using your other hand. This might make the heart beat again, or if possible raise the person’s legs up for about 10-15 inches to allow more blood to flow towards the heart.


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