Every year, heart attack kills a large number of people across the world. It is one of the most common and indeed the most dangerous heart disease. In case a friend or a colleague gets a heart attack, you must know what to do. Acting properly can help save the precious life of your loved one.
- First and foremost, do not panic. Stay calm and be bold. You can save someone.
- Help the patient lie down straight on the floor with his face in upward position
- Press the patient’s chest with a sudden firm thrust. Then release the pressure.
Wait for one minute and then repeat this procedure. It helps in returning the patient’s pulse.
In case the patient is not breathing, you must give him mouth-to-mouth breathing. Inhale deeply, place your mouth on the mouth of the patient, close his nose with your fingers, and exhale deeply into his mouth.
Give 3-4 compressions of the chest and then give one breath to the patient.
While you are doing all these things, request someone to call the doctor. The doctor will be able to provide the right treatment for heart attack.
It is important to know what to do in case of a heart attack. You may take proper training to help save life of your loved ones in case they get a cardiac arrest.