WAYS TO HANDLE HEART EMERGENCIES06 Sep 2019 | 4 min read
The heart is one of the most important organs in the body and there is no way of predicting a heart attack or a cardiac arrest. It can happen to anyone anytime. How equipped are you for a heart emergency? Here are some points that will help you prepare yourself if you have to handle an emergency.
Know the symptoms
Nausea, profuse sweating, shortness of breath, dizziness, uncomfortable pressure or a squeezing pain in the middle of the chest could signify a heart attack. If you have a chest pain that lasts more than 15 minutes, it could also spell trouble. However, some heart attacks are silent and there may not be any visible symptoms!
Before hitting the panic button, there are certain things that you could do so that the person gets the required care. The foremost is:
1) Access to care
According to statistics, many deaths due to heart attack happens due to the lack of awareness and lack of early access to care. Some of the symptoms of heart attacks are similar to stomach diseases and people tend to ignore them. Ensure that the person is taken to a hospital if you notice these symptoms. KIMS hospital has a well-equipped cardiology department with experienced staff who can handle all emergencies.
2) Early Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Learn how to give CPR. It could save a life. It could help you keep your friend or a colleague or a family member stay alive until the emergency medical aid arrives at your doorstep.
A heart ailment requires the help of a medical team at a professional care centre. KIMS hospital has one of the most efficient doctors and state of the art support devices in the country. The KIMS cardiology care department is equipped to handle any emergencies that may arise.