Category: First Aid

Heart Attack

When a person is feeling uncomfortable pressure, fullness and pain in the centre of the chest and pain is spreading to the shoulders, back, neck along with sweating then in this situation a person should be taken to the hospital in the meanwhile first aid should be performed to stabilize the person.  

First Aid:

  • Call emergency helpline number, if a person doesn't have access to emergency medical services, have a neighbor or a friend drive to the nearest hospital.
  • Begin cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), for untrained person doctors recommend performing only chest compressions (about 100 to 120 compressions a minute). 
  • Chew and swallow an aspirin, unless you are allergic to aspirin or have been told by the doctor never to take aspirin.

Seek medical help, if:

  • Chest discomfort that may last more than a few minutes or go away and come back; it may feel like squeezing, fullness, pressure, or pain.
  • Pain or discomfort in the upper body, including arm, left shoulder, back, neck, jaw, or below the breastbone
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath (with or without chest pain)
  • Sweating 
  • Indigestion, heartburn, nausea, or vomiting
  • Light-headedness, dizziness, or extreme weakness
  • Anxiety or rapid or irregular heartbeats

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