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Recognize the early signs of Heart Attack and Act

Feeling pain on your chest or other parts of your body? This might be one of the symptoms of getting a heart attack in the future. So, it is very important to spot the early signs of heart attack and getting a treatment done in advance. Save a life today! Let’s look at some of the symptoms of heart attack. Heart attack is an issue that can be life threatening and needs immediate attention.

THE SYMPTOMS OF HEART ATTACK:

  • Feeling pain, pressure and tightness on your chest.
  • Pain on your arms, back, neck or jaw line.
  • Feeling heavy on your chest.
  • Heart ache or indigestion problems.
  • Feeling vomiting or nausea.
  • Sweaty, most of time.
  • Feeling breathless
  • Feeling dizzy or head ache.
  • Coughing.

Recognize the early signs and get in contact with your nearest doctor for help. Knowing the symptoms in advance will help in increasing the chances of a positive outcome. Don’t take any symptom lightly and get in touch with a heart specialist as early as possible.

PREVENTION TIPS

There are various ways to lower your heart disease risk. Follow the tips which can help you maintain a healthy lifestyle.

  • Avoid smoking, quit if possible.
  • Include a balance and healthy food items in your diet.
  • Exercise regularly to stay fit and healthy.
  • Manage your sugar and cholesterol level as much as you can.
  • Limit your alcohol intake.
  • Try to avoid stress or do yoga to reduce the stress or anxiety.

 

TREATMENT

With the help of effective treatment, many people have survived heart attacks. Don’t delay treatment because it can reduce the chances of survival. You need not have to worry; with proper treatment and care everything is possible.

  • Call for Healthcare Helpline number: Stay calm, call the helpline and explain properly. While waiting for the emergency team, you should ensure and reassure the person that the help is on the way.

After the team arrives, try to give every detail possible. The team will try to take necessary steps that can help provide oxygen to the person.

 

  • CPR: If the person stops breathing then follow the steps below-

Lock your fingers and place them above the center of your chest. Lock your elbows and position the shoulders over your hands. Start pressing hard and fast at the rate of 100-120 press per minute. Compress to a depth of 2 inches. Continue the movements until the person is back to normal or if you feel exhausted, tell someone to take over.

 

AUTOMATIC EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR (AED): The electronic device that helps in restarting the heart beat. It is available in many public places. Stay calm and follow the instructions given on the device.

The three most common techniques that can help are: taking medications, coronary intervention that helps restore blood flow to any damaged and coronary artery bypass grafting that improve blood flow. Recognize your issues and never take any symptoms lightly!

 

Dr. Ashish Agarwal

Senior Consultant & HOD

Cardiology

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