Warning signs of a heart attack


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what are the warning signs of a heart attack and what to do when encounter the warning signs. What equipments to prepare at home could be a life and death choise in some circumstances.

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Warning signs of a heart attack

  1. 1. Warning Signsof Heart Attack
  2. 2. Heart attack is a sudden blockage in blood vessels thatdeliver blood and oxygen to the heart muscle.
  3. 3. Be aware of"Silent Heart Attacks" Studies revealed that up to 40% to 60% of heart attacks are unrecognized.
  4. 4. Heart Attacks can occur: When resting or asleep A sudden increase in physical activity A sudden emotional or physical stress.
  5. 5. Recognizing warning signsof heart attacks can save people’s life.
  6. 6. Common Symptoms of Heart Attacks are chest pain and discomfortin the left arms, but you can have a heart attack and not feel any chest pains.
  7. 7. Dont take the chanceLess common warning signs such as – – Abdominal pain – Aching in the upper body – Unexplained anxiety – Unusual fatigue – Sleep disturbance – Shortness of breath – Cold sweats or clammy skin – Nausea, vomiting or lightheadednesscould be more dangerous!
  8. 8. Many factors can cause a heartattack, including age, heredity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, diabetes, alcohol, stress, and physical inactivity.
  9. 9. How to prevent?• Don’t smoke• Prevent high blood pressure• On diet food that are low insaturated fat, cholesterol and salt.• Be physically active• Keep weight under control• Control blood sugar
  10. 10. What should I doif I suspect a heart attack? Call emergency number immediately • European Union 112 • North America 911 • UK 999 Go to hospital right away
  11. 11. What else can be done? • Give mouth-to-mouth rescue breathing and chest compressions to a victim until help arrives. • Take aspirin,Thrombolytics, or Nitroglycerin, to keep blood from clotting.
  12. 12. Oxygen TherapyThe efficiency of artificial respiration can be greatly increased by thesimultaneous use of oxygen therapy• mouth to mouth provides around 16% oxygen. • a pocket mask with an oxygen flow provides 40% oxygen. • Bag Valve Mask or mechanical respirator provides 99% oxygen.
  13. 13. Oxygen Cylinder for Home• You need to have a source of oxygen.• An Oxygen cylinder provides oxygen with higher concentration.• Recommended: Portable Oxygen System E- Tank cylinder with cart & 15 LPM regulator
  14. 14. Use a Defibrillator• In case of cardiac arrest, a defibrillator will save life.• Recommended Philips HeartStart Home Defibrillator• This equipment has been designed in a way that virtually anyone can use it to help save the life of a person who suffers a sudden cardiac arrest.
  15. 15. Be prepared and you couldhave your loved ones saved in case of emergency.
  16. 16. Essential equipment to have at homehttp://amzn.to/PortableOxygenCylinderhttp://amzn.to/PhilipsHomeDefibrillator