The #1 Killer
Many heart attacks can be prevented; learn to reduce the risk:
- Don’t smoke.
- Exercise regularly.
- Eat properly.
- Reduce stress.
- Have your blood pressure checked regularly.
Symptoms – watch for these signs:
(A conscious heart attack patient can usually speak to you)
- Chest pain or pressure
- Shortness of breath
- Ashen skin colour
Remember, the first two hours are most important. Take positive action. Expect denial–be persistent in giving assistance. If the signals persist for two minutes or longer … sit the person down, reassure him or her and send for an ambulance.