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How to deal with heart attacks
Angina is caused by clogging up of the
coronary artery which feeds the heart with
blood. Over time this clogging causes
narrowing of the artery and reduced blood
supply. During excitement or exercise; the
heart requires more blood which cannot get to
the heart muscle and the heart is starved of
oxygen causing pain in the chest area.
Heart attack – myocardial infarction
Heart attacks are caused by a sudden
obstruction of the blood supply to part of the
heart muscle. The main risk is that the heart
will stop beating. If part of the muscle is
starved of blood it can cause the muscle to
‘die’ this interrupts the electrical signal that
travels across the heart causing the heart to
quiver (ventricular fibrillation). All heart attacks
are different and some or all of the symptoms
may be present; indeed it is possible that the
heart attack may actually go un-noticed.
Signs and symptoms
• Vice-like pain across the chest
• Pain can radiate into left arm, neck or
• Pale, grey colour to the skin
• Profuse sweating
• Short of breath
• Nausea and occasionally vomiting
• Feeling of ‘impending doom’
Dial 999
Sit the casualty in the ‘W’ position
Re-assure the casualty
Monitor response level be ready to give
If trained use defibrillator