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Whats the fastest first aid that can be provided when you suspect a person is having a heart attack?

Whats the fastest first aid that can be provided when you suspect a person is having a heart attack?

Call 911: There is no home treatment for a heart attack. Emergency hospital care is critical for survival and recovery. Prior to paramedic arrival an Aspirin can be chewed and swallowed. If the person has had heart problems and has Nitroglycerin they can use it as directed until the paramedics arrive. The 911 operator may give more specific instructions. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Heart Attack (Definition)

Heart attack is a life-threatening condition in which the blood vessels that supply the heart becomes occluded and thus the heart itself is not longer receiving any blood flow. Without this blood flow, the heart muscle dies and cannot pump blood to the ...Read more


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When would be a time you would not give first aid to someone who has heart burns and scalds?

When would be a time you would not give first aid to someone who has heart burns and scalds?

Treatment: Not sure what you mean by heart burns and scalds. Those terms are not quite pertinent to heart problems. Why don't you ask again and describe exactly what you mean by your the terms you are using. ...Read more

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Should i be scared if iit's my first night home after heart attack?

Should i be scared if iit's my first night home after heart attack?

Understandable: Keep someone close to you and follow your discharge instructions to the letter. Make sure you take your Aspirin and beta blockers and maybe a statin if prescribed every day. Have fresh nitro tablets or spray with you. You will do great. Now start working on reducing those risk factors that you can modify. Weight, bp, cholesterol, smoking.... ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Myocardial Infarction (Definition)

Myocardial infarction, or heart attack, is a condition where part of the heart muscle loses its blood supply due to calcification in and ...Read more


First Aid (Definition)

First aid is initial medical care that an injured ...Read more