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What Can You Do If You Witness Someone Have A Heart Attack And Stop Breathing
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
Myocardial Infarction means some of the heart muscle dies because of insufficient oxygen supply. Most often this occurs because the coronary artery is blocked by plaque & clot. Other causes include tears in the artery wall, extremely high oxygen demand (eg, rapid arrhythmia, heart valve disorder, or severe systemic illness.) Prompt treatment can minimize heart damage & ...Read more
Need to be tested: Lot of small heart attacks can go unnoticed and you can lead a normal life. Overall heart function is important. If you are a diabetic you can have a big heart attack without knowing. A lot of things may feel like a heart attach too. Simple 12 lead ECG may be enough to give some information. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Classically: Angina pectoris =substernal pressure, pain with radiation to the neck or left or right arm and shoulder. Some will have abdominal pain-and be confused with gallbladder or stomach symptoms. Ladies seem to have less classic// or tolerate pain better than men. Relief with Nitroglycerin is very suggestive. A feeling of impending doom, pallor, sweating suggest a bad day! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
VEry Dangerous: If one were to stop breathing during an asthma attack then very aggressive invasive procedures would be done to save that persons life. Most likely that person would be inutubated, have a breathing tube placed in their airway, so that they could be mechanically ventilated. Depending upon others clinical conditions of pt more maneuvers would be done as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes U don't: Heart attacks can cause no symptoms or atypical symptoms but the classic symptoms are: substernal discomfort, can become painful, described as a weight or vise-like tightening, with sweating, nausea, sometimes with breathlessness, sometimes radiating to the left arm or jaw. They are exceptionally rare in premenopausal women unless diabetic or on cocaine. ...Read more
If chest pain is ruled non-cardiac can you have a heart attack if you ignore the pains or what complications can happen. I never know when to go to er?
EKG, Cardiac Markers: There is no foolproof way to tell the difference without er/hospital studies - generally if one has a history of angina and it isn't resolving with rest or nitrates or has a different character (more intense or with accomp. Pain elsewhere or nausea/sweating) -- it may be a heart attack and he/she should get to the er right away. New chest pain should always be eval'd right away. Time is tissue! ...Read more
Doctor eval...: Clinically, the chest pain description can suggest the diagnosis but sometimes, testing is needed to determine whether or not it is due to a cardiac etiology. An ekg and/or stress test, etc. Can determine if the chest pain is due to a cardiac cause. Once this is ruled out, other etiologies, like asthma, musculoskeletal pain, etc. Can then be diagnosed. See a doctor if you have chest pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you have a panic attack during labor and your heart is beating 200bpm is that dangerous? And what can they give you to calm you down?
Relief Now & Later: Panic is fueled by oxygen. When panicking, u r getting too much! so in the moment, slow ur breathing! better yet, keep more carbon dioxide in ur system: cup ur hands & breathe in/out thru them. Do learn about panic. Some self-help strategies: http://bit.Ly/xjnhyf psychoeducation & cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt) can help u learn 2manage & even overcome panic. Get help from clinical psychologis. ...Read more
What should I do if someone is having a heart attack besides call 911? What should I do if i'm having a heart attack?
Depends: Although chest pain or pressure are the most common sx. Other sx include pain, fullness or squeezing sensation of the chest; jaw pain, toothache, headache; Shortness of breath; Nausea, vomiting, upper middle abdominal discomfort,; sweating; heartburn or indigestio;, Arm pain L>R.; Upper back pain, Gerneral malaise; lightheadedness; or NO SYMPTOMS at all. Seek prompt medical attention for MI ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If someone starts to have an asthma attack but doesn't have an inhaler on them, what can I do to help?
Pay attention to sxs: Marijuana smoke contains bronchial irritants. Inhalation with marijuana is more prolonged & deeper than with tobacco. Higher combustion temperatures are reached because it is smoked to a shorter butt. This leads to a carboxyhemoglobin concentration that is 5 x ^ than tobacco. 3 x more tar is inhaled. Prolonged use of cannabis can lead to airway inflammation, wheezing & ^ in sputum production. ...Read more
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