Heart Attack

By Ethan Adams TB7

Definition

Blood vessel is blocked by cholesterol or a broken vessel and the surrounding heart muscle dies.

how is this condition caused

  • heart condition
  • heart disease
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Signs and Symptons

  • Persistent chest pain
  • That last 3-5 minutes or comes and goes
  • chest pain that spreads to shoulders, jaw, stomach or arms
  • Shortness of breath or trouble breathing
  • nausea or vomiting
  • Dizziness, lightheaded or fainting
  • Pale, ashen (grayish) or bluish skin
  • sweating
  • Denial of signals
  • Women tend to have shortness of breath nausea/ vomiting and back and jaw pain. Women tend to delay telling to avoid worrying others

First Aid Procedures

Heart attack

person needs to be on a hard surface like the floor

hand position

two hands in center of the chest

compressions

2 inches down

rate:100 compressions in 1 minute