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First Aid: Heart AttacksPrimeros auxilios: Ataques card­acos

First Aid: Heart Attacks

A heart attack is an emergency, but the condition that causes it usually takes years to develop. Over time, fatty substances collect on the walls of the heart's arteries. As these arteries become narrower, it's more likely that one will become fully clogged, causing a heart attack.

1. Call 911 NOW!

  • Call 911 for emergency medical services. Immediate medical care may keep the heart from stopping and may help minimize damage to the heart muscle.

2. Keep the Victim Calm

  • Convince the victim to stop all activities.

  • Reassure the victim to keep him or her calm, so the heart uses less oxygen.

  • Loosen any clothing that may restrict breathing, such as a tie, collar, or belt.

3. Monitor the Victim

  • Perform CPR if necessary.

The warning signs of heart attack can include any of the following:

  • Chest pain or constriction, like a belt squeezing the chest

  • Heaviness in the chest area, as if a heavy weight is resting on the chest

  • Heaviness or pain radiating to the arms, shoulders, jaw, or teeth

  • Shortness of breath

  • Pale or gray skin tone and sweating; cool, damp skin

  • Feeling nauseated

  • Symptoms that aren't relieved by heart medication

 

 

Date Last Reviewed: 2005-06-01T00:00:00-06:00

Date Last Modified: 2005-06-01T00:00:00-06:00

To request an appointment, please call our cardiology office in Stockton, California at 209-944-5530 or use our online Appointment Request Form.

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Dear Dr. Manshadi, "I wish to thank you for the work you have done to treat my poor heart. You identified the occlusion and did an excellent job in placing the stent. This occurred around coincidently with the birth of your baby boy but you put me at the top of your priorities and proceeded with treatment. Please accept my sincerest appreciation for your good work."
- M. Edwards, actual patient.

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