Heart Attack

Treat Heart Attack

Important Information

The most common heart attack symptom is chest pain (angina) accompanied with pressure or squeezing in the center of the chest that lasts for several minutes, or is intermittent and reoccurring

Heart attack pain may spread to the shoulders, neck or arms; The patient may sweat or faint or complain of nausea, shortness of breath and dizziness

The patient may deny that the chest discomfort is serious enough for emergency medical care; Use your judgement and do not delay alerting EMS if you suspect a heart attack

Patient Care; Heart Attack

STOP - Assess and observe the scene
THINK - Consider your safety and form action plan
ACT - Check responsiveness, look for a medical alert tag bracelet and Alert EMS

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