Heart Attack Symptoms & How to Treat a Heart Attack – First Aid Training – St John Ambulance

a heart attack happens when the supply of blood to the heart muscle is suddenly block usually by a blood clot lots of people make a full recovery but there’s a serious risk that the heart may stop beating called a cardiac arrest it’s vital that you help someone who’s having a heart attack and call 999 a woman – for emergency help straight away people who suffer from angina are at increased risk of having a heart attack and Johnny’s chest pain also described as a heaviness or a squeezing pain in the chest the pain should ease within a few minutes it’s a person rest straightaway and takes their angina medication if the pain does not settle it is safer to presume it’s a heart attack if you think someone is having a heart attack they may show some of the following signs pain in the chest which could spread to the jaw neck or arms breathlessness discomfort in the stomach similar to severe ingestion collapsing without warning they may sudden feel faint or dizzy then they experience their feeling of impending doom pill skin with blueness on the lips they may have a rapid weak or irregular pulse sweating or be gasping for air if you do come across someone with these symptoms call 999 or woman 2 immediately and say you think they’re having a heart attack after you’ve made a call help move them into a comfortable position to help ease the strain on the heart the best type of position is sitting on the floor with their head and shoulders supported and the knees Bank please cushions behind them and under their knees then if you can and if they are not allergic give them an aspirin tablet 300 milligram and tell them to chew it slowly aspirin should not be given to someone under the age of 16 if they have angina medication you can help them to take it in collision to rest while you wait for help to arrive monitor the breathing pulse and level of response try to stay calm to avoid unnecessary stress if they become unresponsive at any time open the airway check their breathing and prepared a treat and unresponsive casually you may need to do CPR so remember if you think someone is having a heart attack call 999 on 1 1 2 immediately help move them into a comfortable position and encourage them to rest given throughout the milligram of offspring to chill and help them with their internal medication if they have some what await for help keep checking their breathing pulse and level of response and that’s we help someone will be having a heart attack if this theory has been helpful to you help support st. John Ambulance by going to SJ doc org dot UK forward slash donate you you


  1. I remember when I had those symptoms in the school they thought I had a heart attack but it was a Panic attack.. That was the scariest day of my life seeing my teacher terrified and my friends almost cried made my panic attack even worse.

  2. My psychics teacher told me she had a pain in the chest turns out that she had a heart attack in the class but didn’t collapse

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