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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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