CMH ER Tips: Heart Attack

CMH ER Tips: Heart Attack

August 15, 2019 0 By Bertrand Dibbert


(bright music) – Hi, I’m Cheryl. And today we’re gonna
talk about heart attacks. Heart attacks occur when
blood is either restricted or cut off to the heart muscle completely. And this can lead to permanent damage. Knowing how to recognize a heart attack and knowing how to
respond can be lifesaving. The most common sign of a heart attack is fullness or pain in the chest. This can come in waves
and range in severity. This pain can also radiate to
the neck, arms and stomach. If you believe someone
is having a heart attack, call for help by dialing
9-1-1 immediately. The dispatcher will walk
you through things like helping the patient lie down, or possibly giving them an aspirin. If the person becomes
unconscious or stops breathing, the 9-1-1 dispatcher
will walk you through CPR or using an automated
defibrillator, if available. In an emergency, don’t panic. Help if you can and always know that you can
count on your emergency team at Citrus Memorial Hospital. (bright music)