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What should I do if someone at work gets a heart attack?

What should I do if someone at work gets a heart attack?

Call 911: 1. Call 911 2. Call 911 - this is most important - they need immediate medical care at a hospital and each minute counts. Then, 3. Give an Aspirin - whatever dose you have - technically 325 mg but a couple of 81 mg if that's all you have is a lot better than none. 4. Keep the patient comfortable and wait for help. 5. Know where the automatic defibrillator is just in case. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Myocardial Infarction (Definition)

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


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What should I do when someone is having a heart attack?

What should I do when someone is having a heart attack?

Call 911: Check pulse, alertness do CPR if not give an Aspirin if available and able to swallow get help and get to hospital. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Calm, aspirin: 911 most important. If available have them chew (works faster) 1-2 aspirin. Try to keep them comfortable and calm. If they become unresponsive and start cpr. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have had a heart attack at 23?

How to tell if I have had a heart attack at 23?

Possible: Aortic root, aortic valvular disease aberrant coronary anomalous coronary origin but as another has noted: Cocaine and other drugs of abuse are more likely in the younger set. While it can happen, at 23 it is unlikely without other signs smoker, obese, positive family history, diabetes, sedentary life. ...Read more

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What happens if you have heart surgery and they can't get your heart started again. The machine is doing it for you? What would they do next?

What happens if you have heart surgery and they can't get your heart started again. The machine is doing it for you? What would they do next?

Mechanical Heart: They would give you a mechanical heart to replace the heart-lung machine (portable like Dick Cheney) till they could get you a cardiac transplant. Short of that they would try every medical means to restart your heart. ...Read more

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What can you do for someone who is having a heart attack before the ambulance gets there?

Rest + aspirin: Try to keep them calm- have them lie down. If you have an aspirin, have them chew and swallow it as Aspirin is probably the single most effective way to treat a heart attack and is very safe. ...Read more

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What should you do when someone has a asthma attack and passes out?

What should you do when someone has a asthma attack and passes out?

Call 911: If so done with asthma or a pulmonary condition has so much difficulty they pass out they need medical attention. This can be a life threatening condition. ...Read more

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What should I do if someone at work gets seriously injured?

What should I do if someone at work gets seriously injured?

Call 911 for help: If somebody gets seriously injured at work, witnesses can call 911 for the paramedics, and start first aid or CPR if they know how. If they do not know any first aid techniques, then they can keep the injured person company until the ambulance arrives. By staying on the phone with the 911 operator, witnesses can sometimes receive first aid instructions over the phone. ...Read more

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A doctor told me you won't have a heart attack at my age unless you have an underlying heart condition, is this true? How do you tell a HA from a PA?

A doctor told me you won't have a heart attack at my age unless you have an underlying heart condition, is this true? How do you tell a HA from a PA?

Young at heart!!: Your doctor is right... Chances of HA at your age is low. Happens in patients who abuse drugs- esp. cocaine. You don't smoke and if you don't have jeuvenille diabetes it is very low. Chances of PA is high given multiple stresses in one's life esp when young worried about job, money, boy friend, family etc.. Best Wishes. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous or can you have an attack when your working out if you have anxiety? I started 130hr to 163hr. Is that bad?

Is it dangerous or can you have an attack when your working out if you have anxiety? I started 130hr to 163hr. Is that bad?

Yes, check it out: Research has shown a correlation between an increased risk of heart disease and anxiety, therefore, if you are experiencing heart palpitations, it is wise to talk with your doctor and determine if there is a physical cause for your heart palpitations. Some physical causes can include arrhythmia, tachycardia, bradycardia or atrial fibrillation. Hyperthyroidism can also cause irregular beat. ...Read more

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How do you know if you are having a heart attack or it's just "angina" pain?

How do you know if you are having a heart attack or it's just "angina" pain?

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 more

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I have asthma and a pulse oximeter. I use it to check when I get an asthma attack. What Spo2 is normal? So I know when to go to the ER. I am 25.

I have asthma and a pulse oximeter. I use it to check when I get an asthma attack. What Spo2 is normal? So I know when to go to the ER. I am 25.

When it gets worse: I agree with Dr Grieve that pulse oximetry is useless in monitoring asthma .The rule of thumb is symptoms . If you are waking up at night from asthma more than 2x/wk, using your rescue inhaler nearly daily, or the breathing is getting progressive worse, you need to see your doctor. Lung function monitoring helps but the readings do not always correlate with severity of your asthma. ...Read more

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What can you do if you witness someone have a heart attack and stop breathing?

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 more

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What do you do if a person stops breathing but they still have a pulse?

What do you do if a person stops breathing but they still have a pulse?

Clear their airway: Make sure nothing is obstructing their airway and move them on their side. If they still don't breathe return them to their back and start mouth to mouth breathing. ...Read more

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What happens if you ignore a heart attack? Do you just go on with your life or can you be tested?

What happens if you ignore a heart attack? Do you just go on with your life or can you be tested?

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 more

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What do you suggest if my dad had a heart attack at a young age, will I be ok?

What do you suggest if my dad had a heart attack at a young age, will I be ok?

Change your diet: The best prevention may be a change in diet,if you are willing to slow transition to a vegetarian diet and then possibly to a Vegan Diet (see Checklist on Vegan diet). Studies show that vegetarians, as a group, are much less likely to die of a heart attack than non-vegetarians. And Vegans even less likely than Vegetarians. See advice from President Clinton's cardiologist http://bit.ly/1NzU5fR ...Read more

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How to know if I have a heart attack or not?

How to know if I have a heart attack or not?

Heart attack?: You could go to the emergency room and be evaluated. There is lab work now that checks for breakdown or damage of heart muscle. That and/ or an EKG could help you know if you are having a heart attack. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Heart Attack (Definition)

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