A heart attack is heart death! Technically it’s a depletion of oxygen to your heart and your heart slowly dies. That’s really serious isn't it? Heart attacks are serious. They can kill you.
You’ll know you’re having a heart attack when you have chest pain, jaw discomfort, pain or discomfort in your neck and/or shortness of breath. The pain can be sharp, dull, intolerable or mild. If you or someone around you experiences any of these symptoms get help right away.
· Call 9-1-1
· Start CPR. (But call 9-1-1 before you start CPR)
· If you haven’t been trained in CPR but have an idea of how to do it, try to administer CPR anyway. The person is already dead; you can’t make it any worse.
We would love it if you were more proactive rather than reactive. So to prevent a heart attack, you can:
· Know your body and your family history. Find out what is normal for you and your family.
· Increase your activity. It doesn't have to be anything major. Choose to use the stairs instead of the elevator.
· Decrease your salt intake. Breads, canned goods and pork have lots of hidden sodium.
· Get Regular check ups.