Chest pain or discomfort that is crushing, like a heavy
wight; or squeezing, like a tight band around the
chest; or an ache in the centre of the chest. The pain
may radiate to the neck, jaw, shoulders, arms
(especially the left arm), back, abdomen, face or
teeth. The pain is persistent (longer than 15 minutes), and does not ease with rest. The pain is sometimes
mistaken for indigestion.
Note that in some cases, heart attacks are painless.
Feeling dizzy or light-headed
Pale, clammy skin
The pulse may be fast or irregular.
The person may suddenly collapse and lose
First aid for heart attack!!!!!!!!! !!!
Encourage the person to sit still, with knees bent to
ease strain on the heart.
Talk to him calmly and reassuringly, and loosen any
Monitor any changes in condition.
The person should take one aspirin withwater
(Unless he is allergic to or unableto take aspirin).
Aspirin helps to prevent blood clotting.