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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Heart Attack | First Aid Tips

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Heart attack is one of the highest causes of death worldwide. Most of the deaths due to lack of medical help shortly after the attack.

That is why it is important to know how the first treatment in people with a suspected heart attack.

Keep in mind, every second after a heart attack is very valuable, and therefore requires swift action. Here's how to perform first aid, was quoted by the Times of India.

  1. Do not leave people who recently suffered a heart attack and do not give anything by mouth. If the patient is awake and feeling a little better, immediately take it to the nearest hospital as quickly as possible.

    There was no household medicines for heart attack. During the road, keeping his position remained lying down, loosen clothing, and hurry to the hospital.

  2. Give one aspirin tablet to be chewed before swallowing, or place a Sorbitrate tablet under his tongue. However, if he's sweating indicating a decrease in blood pressure, do not give.

    You can also give a spoonful of sugar under the tongue as often as possible. Do not give sweet drinks.

  3. If he felt shortness of breath, lift the body part and ask him to cough occasionally.

  4. If the person is unconscious and unresponsive, perform CPR (cardio pulmonary resuscitation). Put pressure on the chest and artificial respiration by word of mouth.

  5. Do not depend on first aid, attain the nearest hospital that has facilities for the treatment of advanced cardiac ICU.

  6. Do not go to an outpatient clinic. Should immediately go to the emergency unit and let the patient get treatment experts.

Generally, the doctor will give medicine to reduce blood clots, or directly to angiography and primary angioplasty. Angiography and primary angioplasty provide the ideal in the first 90 minutes after a heart attack.

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