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Things to do when someone has a heart attack


When someone has a heart attack-...

Heart attacks and other forms of heart disease are the number one killer around the world. Around half of the heart attack death takes place in the first hour before a patients reach to the hospital. Thus, if you experience a heart attack, it is essential to act quickly to maximize your chances of survival. Notifying emergency services and receiving medical attention within the first hour, can mean the difference between life and death. If you experience you may be having a heart attack, seek emergency medical attention at once. Read on to understand steps to survive a heart attack.


1. Recognize the symptoms:

About 90 percent of heart attack sufferers experience the classical symptoms of chest pain. Remember, anginal pain could be anywhere from jaw to the umbilicus. However, the aged, females and those suffering from diabetes may experience non-classical heart attack symptoms. These involve shortness of inhalation, mild chest pain, nausea, vomiting, and pain in the epigastric area (upper central portion of the abdomen)


2. Call for medical help:

Should you experience a heart attack – regardless of whether you're alone or in the presence of others – the very first thing to do is to call for emergency medical help, timely intervention saves the life.


3. Primary aid:

Until you seek medical help, help the patient to relax. Loosen their clothes and open the windows. Made him sit in a semi-reclined position. Most cases of heart attack are caused by a blood clot forming in one of the blood vessels responsible for supplying blood to the heart, hence certain blood thinner had shown to improve the survival, so ensure to pop a tablet of 300mg of aspirin into their mouth to chew and not to swallow. Another medicine you can use is Sorbitrate under the patient's tongue but does not use it when blood pressure is low.


4. Initiate cardiopulmonary resuscitation

If you are trained or chest compression if the patient becomes unresponsive before seeking medical help


5. And again to highlight :

A heart attack victim should be taken to the hospital as soon as possible —to improve survival and heart function.


Remember, prevention is always better than cure. No doctor in the world can help you if you don't want to help yourself. Eat healthily, stay active, quit smoking, have regular health check-ups, sleep adequately and soak yourself in spirituality. Know and start loving your heart.

If you see anyone having chest pain or any other heart attack symptoms, you can follow these steps. While the first instinct may be to drive yourself or take the heart attack victim to a hospital, it's always better to call for an ambulance immediately. Our Emergency medical services (EMS) experts can start treatment on their way to the hospital.

Our emergency ambulance number is 022-25763322/3323, 022-71023322/3323.


Our EMS personnel are well-trained to revive a person in emergency cases.