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How To Stop A Heart Attack
Revascularization: The only way to stop a myocardial infarction is to re open the obstructed or nearly obstructed coronary artery. That is why if the coronary artery can be reopened within minutes after the obstruction the early and long term survival is improved. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heart attack: In order to stop a heart attack, you have to re-establish good blood flow to all of the heart. There are various ways to do this, some may or may not work and some are more definitive at least for the shortterm, like stents and bypass surgery. Basically, take 4 Aspirin and get to the ER or call 911 if you think you or someone else is having a heart attack. ...Read more
No: No it won't.Get a more detailed answer ›
Heart Attack: Heart attack typically means chest pain from blockage of a coronary artery causing death of some heart muscle. A heart attack can sometimes cause the heart to stop beating which leads to death in 3-5 minutes if untreated. Most patient survive a heart attack depending on the size of the damage. Heart beat can also stop from many other causes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Call 911: If you know CPR start it after calling 911. If there is an automatic defibrillator nearby send someone to get it or get it yourself. This will talk you through what to do. Even if you don't know cpr, doing chest compressions quickly (about 100 per minute) until help arrives may save someone's life. Better yet, learn CPR and take refresher courses every 2 years. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you tell me if a heart attack stops your front chambers from working how does your heart function?
Poorly: Atrial chamber s are "upper" and with non function or fibrillation, cardiac function / output decreases but can be tolerated, reversed, treated etc. Ventricular chambers are lower and somewhat anterior, and if they decrease function, meds, treatments, surgery can help. If those chambers stop, cpr, defibrillation, and treatment saves some. ...Read more
See below: Most importantly, call 911 to make sure that you will be treated properly in a hospital setting. While you are waiting, two things may help - a sublingual nitroglycerin, or taking a deep breath and holding it, that redistributes blood flow to the coronaries. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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