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Cardiac Arrest & Heart Attack: What To Do

Cardiac Arrest & Heart Attack: What To Do CARDIAC ARREST НEART ATTАCK A cardiac arrest occurs when your heart suddenly stops beating. When blood flow is blocked from entering the heart, you will experience a heart attack. Someone experiencing it will suddenly become unresponsive, will not be breathing or might be gasping for air. Heart attack symptoms may begin the moment you have a heart attack, or they could begin weeks before a heart attack occurs. Someone suffering from cardiac arrest can die in a matter of minutes. SYMPTOMS OF A WHAT TO DO HEART ATTACK IF SOMEONE IS • Chest discomfort (pressure, squeezing, fullness, pain) in the center of the chest EXPERIENCING CARDIAC ARREST that lasts more than a few minutes or comes and goes. 1. Call 9-1-1 • Pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach. 2. Begin CPR* 3. Use an AED as soon as possible • Shortness of breath. 4. Ask to be taken to • Breaking out in a M1 cold sweat. either the UnityPoint Health - Proctor or • Nausea. UnityPoint Health - Methodist Emergency Department • Lightheadedness. *If you are not trained in CPR, you should ONLY use chest compressions: More damage is done to the heart as more time • Tap or shake their shoulder and ask if they are okay. If there is no response, begin chest compressions. goes by without treatment during a heart attack. • Put the person on their back on a hard surface. • Kneel next to their neck and WHAT TO DO shoulders. IF SOMEONE IS EXPERIENCING A HEART ATTACK • Put the heel of your hand in the middle of their chest, between the nipples, and put your other hand on top of the first hand. 1. Call 9-1-1 immediately 2. Ask to be taken to either • Keep your elbows straight and your shoulders above your hands. the UnityPoint Health - Proctor or UnityPoint Health - Methodist Emergency Department • Use your body weight to push straight down on their chest at least two inches. UnityPoint Health • Continue pushing hard and fast at a rate of 100 compressions per minute. Methodist | Proctor • Continue until medical help arrives or an AED is available. UnityPoint.Org/Peoria/What ToDoHeart

Cardiac Arrest & Heart Attack: What To Do

shared by UnityPointPeoria on Feb 28
Do you know the difference between cardiac arrest and a heart attack? Find out how you could save someone's life!




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