Category: First Aid

Heart Palpitations

When a person is having fast breathing, irregular heartbeat, in this situation first aid should be given to stabilize the person because these symptoms might lead to heart attack.

First Aid 

  • Possibly leave a stressful situation and try to calm down
  • Cut back on tea, coffee, chocolate and colas 
  • Don’t  use tobacco products
  • Stay away drinking alcohol
  • Avoid  using illegal drugs
  • Avoid stimulants in cough and cold medicines or decongestants

Seek medical help, if 

  • dizzy
  • confused
  • light-headed
  • passing out
  • shortness of breath
  • slight pain, pressure or tightness in the chest, neck, jaw or arms and upper back

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