One of the most common health problems of either younger individuals or older people nowadays is heart failure. That is the reason why people are trying to look out for ways on measures on how to save themselves or somebody else from a heart attack.
Knowing that this attack is lethal and can definitely affect the normal activities of a person, it is necessary to know some precautionary measures. Here are a few things that you may look into when it comes to the signs and what you can do.
Since these are attacks you won’t be able to prevent this from coming. What you need to know is that its symptoms don’t automatically show up but it is gradually experienced by the victim. One may be able to experience a certain discomfort but it may or may not be associated with a heart attack. That is why it is necessary for you to know what are the symptoms related to it, and after finding out that you have a victim who is encountering this problem, they you will have to call for emergency assistance at the soonest time possible.
The heart is one of the organs which is has so many essential functions in the body. The heart pumps 24 hours a day seven days a week which allows it to do its functions and allows other organs to perform its functions as well. If your heart is being blocked because of certain substances which build up on the arteries where blood is being transported, you will be experiencing further problems which may lead to fatality if not attended to accordingly. Blood is needed by the heart, and if it is blocked to reach the arteries then the muscle of the muscles of the heart may die.
There are certain symptoms that you may have to consider when it comes to detecting a heart attack. The most common symptom that one may encounter is the discomfort that may occur on the chest of the person where the heart is located at. More often this is called as palpitation and the pulsation may vary from one person to another. The palpitation may as well lead to upper body pain such as the upper abdomen, back and jaw. Cold sweat, lightheadedness and nausea may as well be symptom.
Now if you have a victim with you who feels the same discomfort you will have to call for help immediately. This is an emergency case and has to be attended immediately. The victim will have to go through certain procedures to make sure that the situation will be handles accordingly. However, while waiting for help to come, you can do several things to help the victim. You can start with adjusting the position of the victim to increase the blood flow in the heart.
Remember, that heart attacks are caused by blood being blocked from reaching the heart. It is not recommendable that the patient stays lying down. The person must be kept conscious at times to keep oxygen coming through, if not you may administer first aid procedures such as CPR if you have been trained how to do this.