Unlike other pathological or infectious diseases, the heart diseases are more often serious and require instant attention. The heart diseases more commonly found today are the heart attack or acute myocardial infarction, heart failures, angina pectoris, and others.
The heart is one of the most vital organs in our body that circulates blood in the whole body by pumping itself effectively. But what happens, if that same heart tissue become devoid of meeting its blood and oxygen demands? Obviously, it undergoes necrotic changes in the long run thus silently predisposing the person affected to the risk of getting a heart attack.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF HEART ATTACK?
Other risk factors include:
Signs &Symptoms of heart attack:
Other symptoms are as follows:
First aid for the heart attack:
The heart attack or acute myocardial infarction is a medical emergency which demands immediate management; so the first aid treatment becomes an essential means to save some one’s life.
Patients having heart attack experience the above mentioned signs and symptoms of which the severe pain is the most intolerable.
Before shifting such patients to the hospital; without wasting the precious time one should try to provide the pre hospital care or first aid. Time is definitely the most crucial factor in such cases. “Time wasted is the muscle lost” (the delay in care degenerates the myocardial muscle fibers).
You can manage if you see any person with heart attack:
Remember the mnemonic MONA:
M for MORPHINE
O for OXYGEN
N for NITRATES
A for ASPIRIN
This site provides you with the general guidelines and information regarding the first aid measures for the various conditions or health related problems. It is not a substitute for the medical advice or the formal first aid training. It will not be responsible or liable in case one tries to make diagnosis based on the provided information. You always need to consult the doctor and emergency department in case of all the serious emergencies rather than just relying upon the supposed guidelines.