die each year from heart attacks because they do not receive medical
treatment quickly. Know the warning signs. Know what to do when a
heart attack is suspected. This is more urgent when the victim
has a history of high blood pressure, angina or heart disease.
A heart attack is a very serious event that requires
immediate medical attention. If you, or someone on board suffers such an
event, it is important to know the correct warning signs and what to do to get the best heart attack treatment available as quickly as possible.
discomfort (heaviness, pain, burning sensation, chest pressure)
in other part of the upper body (pain radiating down the arm, neck,
feeling of indigestion unrelated
to recent food intake.
– moist, pale skin
for help immediately (VHF 16 MAYDAY)
or lie down in a position that is most comfortable
the person is on nitroglycerin, take
the normal dosage. Repeat
up to 2 more times at 3 minute intervals.
the person does not have nitroglycerin and IS NOT allergic to ASA
(acetylsalicylic acid, commonly known as Aspirin®,) take 1 adult dose (325 mg).
- If the person has collapsed, immediately begin to administer CPR until help arrives. (If you have not been trained in CPR, take it with a First Aid course - you may save a life!)
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