HEART ATTACK

Your body warns you one month before having heart attack

Signs that tell you might have a heart attack soon

  • Unusual body weakness
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dizziness & anxiety
  • Frequent cold sweats
  • Chest pain & tightness
  • Pain in limbs, back & shoulder

Why does Heart attack happen?

  • Lack of blood flow to heart
  • Blockage of Coronary artery

What can you do?

  • Call for emergency medical help
  • Lie down the person
  • Clear airway & let deep breaths
  • Check pulse on one side of neck
  • If breathless, give oxygen
  • Raise both legs of patient to improve blood supply to heart
  • If unconscious, perform (CPR)

 

What not to do?

  • Thumping/pumping chest without knowing heart rhythm
  • Avoid feeding anything or giving oral medication.

 

Preventing heart attack

  • Eat healthy & balanced
  • Check on your BP
  • Check on cholesterol & blood sugar
  • Quit smoking
  • Keep stress away & relaxed

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