It is important to be on time, particularly when something such as a cardiac arrest occurs that requires immediate attention. It demands promptness. You can save a person’s life by doing something, or you can make the situation worse. It is important to make sure that you improve the situation. What you don’t have to do is panic.
It is not everyday that you see heart attacks, and it’s unlikely that you know what to expect. So, here’s a handbook that can come in handy for those moments.
But before we tell you what to do, it’s essential to recognise a heart attack.
Heart attacks symptoms
Heart attacks are often silent and do not always show any warning signs. Sometimes, however, they can give warning signs which need to be recognized. These symptoms and signs can appear days or even weeks before an attack. Here are some common heart attack symptoms:
- This chest pain can be described as a tightening or pressure in the chest or a nagging sensation. This chest pain doesn’t go away with rest
- You may experience pain in your arms, shoulders, back, neck or teeth or jaw or upper abdominal area.
- Indigestion, nausea, heartburn or stomach pain