First Aid for Heart Attack

When a stroke occurs in any one or more of the heart's veins, one of the biggest killers in the US appears ... a heart attack. When this happens, deplete of blood, heart muscles begin to die. If any portion of the heart is facing lack of blood for too long, cardiac arrest stops the heart beat, killing the victim. First aid - heart attack is important. Even more prominent is professional emergency assistances. The faster a heart attack victim can receive medical aid, the better the probability of surviving the attack. When it is cardiac arrest, the possibilities of survival drop sharply.

Time is of the Essence

Complete and right training are imperative on the part of the first aid care giver who wishes to master the art of cardio pulmonary resuscitation, commonly known as CPR. Even more vital than this is the potential to recognize the signs of an attack. This is because most heart attack patients simply refute to accept and recognize or they just do not have any idea what to seek and look for. In either occasion, a heart attack victim generally dies within two hours of the first attack. Symptoms may include but are not limited to.

Symptoms of Heart Attack in Men

  • Squeezing or heavy chest pain

  • Many men explain a throbbing pain in one or both arms. It is also explained as acute ache.

  • You may not be able to catch your breath. You find it difficult to breathe deeply enough to get sufficient air

  • A crushing and menacing feeling that you are at the brink of dying. The feeling of your sinking and impending demise

  • Witnessing a fast and irregular heart beat

  • You may experience heaviness in the chest, also explained as having a wet sack of cement on the chest

  • Feeling of light-headedness is not uncommon with a attack in men.

Symptoms of Heart Attack in Women

  • One study has revealed that the majority of females knew a month in advance that they were experiencing heart attack symptoms, encompassing fatigue

  • A gross shortness of breath

  • Disturbing and irregular sleep

  • Burning sensation in heart

  • Weakness in the extremities, specifically, a weakness in the arms

Men and Women Differ in Heart Attack

Oddly enough, generally women who have suffered and survived through an attack reported no chest ache. Medical science still does not have a justification for this and further investigations are needed. In all cases, both the genders, the key to survival is early detection of the symptoms. If you think you or someone you know is having a heart attack, call emergency services immediately or take him to a hospital as early as possible. Every second not spent in the hospital being treated is vital. First aid treatment is restricted and includes:

First Aid - Heart Attack

  • Identifying the signs and symptoms of a heart stroke is a critical part of treatment. Early detection can save lives.

  • Call for medical help

  • It is ideal to have the victim relax and stop whatever activity they are busy in and sit or lie down in a comfortable position.

  • Be calm and speak to the victim in a cool manner. Identifying, they are having a heart attack, many victims panic and make matters much worse.

  • If you are trained, be ready to start CPR. If the victim faints, monitor their breathing and pulse minutely.

Don't Smoke

The risk of heart attacks can be immensely reduced, if taken proper diet and regular exercise. Visit a physician for regular check-ups. Smoking is a prominent cause of heart attack. If you can quit smoking, you should do so as early as possible. If you smoke and at the wrong side of age forty, the risk of a heart attack are very high.

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