Recognize signs of heart attack and call ambulance immediately

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Recognize signs of heart attack and call ambulance immediately

Sometimes you are unaware of the symptoms of heart disease, so ignore it and ashamed to call ambulances for immediate aid to the hospital. Recently, the Irish Heart Foundation has urged people to call 999 or an ambulance immediately when they feel the symptoms of a heart attack to get 50 percent more likely survived. It's good for you to better recognize the symptoms of heart attack.

Dr Angie Brown, Medical Director of the Irish Heart Foundation, said that a heart attack is a major medical emergency and when the patients delaying seeking care,it's will inhibit proper care for the patients. Any treatment delay will lead to damage to your heart and even cause death.

Patients usually ignore the early symptoms of heart attack or embarrassed to call an ambulance and prefers to tell family or friends to drive them to the hospital. And it would be more dangerous if the patient tries to drive herself. The message from Dr. Brown, "don't die of embarrassment" and call 999 or ambulance immediately. Each year in Ireland about 6,300 people get a heart attack, but only one-in-two of these cases will arrive at a hospital by ambulance.

Here are some initial signs and symptoms of heart attack for you to be aware:

-Chest discomfort: uncomfortable pressure, fullness, squeezing or pain in the center of the chest lasting more than a few minutes or come and go, with lightheadedness, fainting, sweating, nausea or shortness of breath.
-Pain mild to intense spreading to the shoulders or back, neck or both arms, jaw or stomach. It may feel like pressure, tightness, burning, or heavy weight. It may be located in the chest, upper abdomen, neck, jaw, or inside the arms or shoulders.
-Anxiety, nervousness and/or cold, sweaty skin.
-Paleness or pallor, increased or irregular heart rate.
-Feeling of impending doom.

In case of symptoms as above, immediately call an ambulance to get treatment immediately.