Every year, about 735,000 Americans have a heart attack. Every 43 seconds, someone in the United States has myocardial infarction.
Many people have experienced a heart attack warning signs showed few hours, days or even weeks in advance.
Most important symptoms of myocardial infarction are:
Frequent short breaths;
Fast or irregular heartbeat;
Nausea or vomiting.
Immediate consequences of infarction:
Acute pulmonary edema
What to do if someone could have a heart attack:
Call emergency medical service;
Urges the person to rest, to sit and stay calm;
Ask the person what medicine it was prescribed by the doctor and help him/her to take a dose;
If the person is in danger make him cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR): mouth to mouth breathing and chest compression.
It is always useful to be prepared to save a life by knowing tested procedures for dangerous situations.
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