what are the symptoms of a heart attack in women

Hey guys  we're going to learn how to spot the signs and symptoms of a heart attack ? We're going to learn what to do during that situation? We're going to learn what to do if it turns into a cardiac arrest? And also we're going to discuss preventative tips and loads more! 

symptoms of a heart attack in women

symptoms of a heart attack I really hope you find this information helpful as it could mean that you could save someone's life if it's needed now before we begin please remember if you think you or someone else is having a heart attack right now please do not delay and ring 999 immediately ring your emergency services immediately as any delay can make things worse please do not delay things if you think someone's having a heart attack right now call 999.

 this BLOG is just for educational purposes it's not meant to replace them at all now if that important message over and done hopefully watching this video to learn what to do in case someone has a heart attack and to spot those signs and symptoms this is going to be quite a long  we're going to be going through it all in quite a lot of detail so if at any point you want to find any specific information please.

symptoms of a heart attack in women

crushing pain in the chest area

symptoms of a heart attack so to begin with what are the main symptoms of a heart attack one of the main symptoms that many patients discuss is a crushing pain in the chest area okay and this can last for several minutes or it can start and stop in bouts now this crushing pain can come on suddenly for some people and feel very intense and in others it may be a gradual building discomfort some people describe it as a feeling of pressure on the chest almost like you have an elephant sitting on your chest or a very heavy object squeezing it or making it feel tight the pain often first starts in the chest but for some people it may also radiate outwards to include the arms neck jaw and back now it's important to remember although chest pain is the most common symptom some men and women may not experience it at all during a heart attack .

so this is quite important for you to remember chest pain is important but some people just don't experience it now with the elderly women and diabetics sometimes the chest pain can be mild so it's also important to be aware of the other symptoms to look out for as well now with regards to the other symptoms there's quite a few to be aware of .

 nausea vomiting difficulty

symptoms of a heart attack so i'm gonna have a little box appear here with all the symptoms for you to be aware of give it a read some things include like nausea vomiting difficulty breathing being pale sweating profusely there's loads and loads of symptoms so feel free to pause the  give it a read but the most important thing is if you suspect anyone is having a heart attack if anyone's having these sort of symptoms and you're suspecting they might have a heart attack don't leave it to chance just call 999 immediately so if you have any of these sort of symptoms .

 you're worried about them call 999 immediately and get urgent medical advice that is the most important thing for you to be aware of and please remember this that it's much better to receive medical advice and medical treatment earlier rather than later so even if it's not a heart attack don't be concerned about getting some help okay don't wait for things to get worse and time is precious okay because if it is a heart attack the longer you leave it that means that you're going to have much lower chances of survival and recovery the sooner.

medical treatment and medical advice

symptoms of a heart attack you get medical treatment and medical advice the recovery rates increase massively now let's move on to the next point so you rang the ambulance you think someone's having a heart attack the next thing that you really should do is get them sit down to rest and also if you have aspirin available give the aspirin to the patient to take to the person to take but make sure they have no allergies to aspirin and you need to give them a 300 milligram tablet of aspirin ideally and get them to chew it and then swallow it this is going to help

 thin the blood and if there is any clot it's going to help the clot not get any bigger but please remember this that if you don't have any aspirin at home please don't worry instead stay with the person that you think is having a heart attack that is the most important thing so please don't go out to quickly go and get some aspirin stay with that person and the reason i'm saying you need to stay with that person is that your responsibility.

 now is to look after that person and keep them calm because as you can imagine they're probably super worried as you are as well so you need to keep them calm remain calm because otherwise the hearts can be pumping faster and things could get worse also remember another reason why you have to be there is because you're going to be monitoring them and if you feel like they're getting worse you need to call 999 again and get more advice from them that's also an important factor that you need to bear in mind.

 paramedics to arrive

 symptoms of a heart attack now the next thing that you need to do whilst you're waiting for the paramedics to arrive is you need to start writing down some information for them to make their life easier so they can process things quicker so for example you need to write down a patient's name their date of birth their gp address so which gp practice they register if they're on any medicines get them out and keep them there with them so that they can have a look at them and make a note of them also let them know if you've given them an aspirin this is really important so when you come in you can check in with the paramedic let them know that this is xyz patient they're on these medicines they've got no allergies and i've given them an aspirin 300 milligram which you've chewed and swallowed all this information is going to be vital for them and don't forget.

 if you know of any allergies as well that the patient might have let them know about that as well now another important factor to consider is if you live in an apartment or a flight anywhere like that it's a bit difficult to find or if you live in a house which is really difficult to find if there's anyone else with you you might want to get them involved as well to help the paramedics find you so if you might need to unlock some doors or if you might need to send them down so they can guide the paramedics where to go the reason we're doing all this is just to speed up the time that you receive medical attention or the patient receives medical attention these are all super important factors that no one really thinks about .

waiting for the ambulance to arrive

symptoms of a heart attack so it's important to discuss them as well now whilst you're waiting for the ambulance to arrive it's important that you're constantly monitoring the person that you're with because you need to check if their symptoms or their condition is getting worse so if the person that you're with stops breathing or they stop moving or they're no longer responsive to touch or speech so when you talk to them they're no longer responsive to it this could be a sign that they've lost consciousness and could potentially be a cardiac arrest now in this situation it's vital that you start cpr immediately and that you ring 999 immediately or your emergency line whatever the number is 91199 and get advice you need to let them know straight away that the patient has now lost consciousness and they will be able to guide you in what you need to check .

 you need to do cpr stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and usually involves pressing on the person's breastbone to try and restart their heart in adults we do this with 30 compressions alternated with two rescue breaths however due to coronavirus the most recent resuscitation council guidance advises instead of a hands-only cpr without the breaths continuous chest compressions can still save a life now when it comes to doing cpr there's some really good  showing you exactly how to do it and i would highly recommend that you watch those videos i will leave links them in the description below if you don't know how to do it please do watch them whilst on the topic i'll go through it very basically.

interlock 

 symptoms of a heart attack now as well but i feel like then videos will do a better job because they're really demonstrating it on a patient or a mannequin so you can see how it's done so to begin with you're going to put the heel of your hand so here onto the chest like so and you're going to interlock your other hand into it like so so that the heel is also on the top so you're pressing together if that makes sense so now that we know what we're doing with the hands and how we're interlocking it and using the heel to push down on the chest the next thing you need to know is that you're going to use your body weight to push down so i can't really show you very well here but you're going to use your whole body weight instead of just pushing with your

 arms like so by using your body weight it's going to be much easier to do so and also you need to remember you're going to aim for about 100 to 120 chest compression per minute when you're pushing down each compression needs to be about five to six centimetres that you're pushing down that's about two inches so when we say 100 to 120 chest compression per minute that's about two chest compression per second so it's quite intense and you need to continue this until the ambulance comes but remember when you ring 999 or the emergency services they will run through this with you you sometimes put a beat in the background that you can continue with but please do remember watch those videos on chest compression and how cpr is them properly again and we'll leave links in the description below and i highly recommend you watch them just to refresh your knowledge even if you think you know what.

electric shock

 symptoms of a heart attack you're doing just watch it again every now and then just to refresh your knowledge this could be what saves someone's life now cpr is super vital but remember if you have access to something called an automated external defibrillator aed which we call it short this could potentially save someone life even more in fact by up to five times now these leds usually come as a pack they've got all the instructions inside that you'll follow you'll stick these sticky pads on the patient and then they're gonna transmit a small electric shock which is aiming to restart the heart back to its normal natural rhythm now it does sound a bit complicated but they're very simple to use you don't have to be medically trained to use it they come full of instructions for you to follow

 now these leds can be found in loads of different locations i'm sure if you're here in the uk you've probably seen them sometimes on phone boxes there's sometimes in shopping malls or sometimes just randomly when you're walking you'll see them stuck on a wall they're usually nice and bright but they've usually got a little pin code that you have to put into open it now 

if you know that one is close by where you are with the patient and if you rank 999 they will give you the pin code to get it to access it also a lot of shops have them nowadays so if it's happened in a shop or anywhere public a lot of people do have access to them that can bring them and help you now a recent survey done showed that three quarters of people don't feel very comfortable using an aed so if you're one of them please do find out more information about it there is a really useful video on how to use them as well .

 blood flow

symptoms of a heart attack which i will leave a link to in the description below it's always good to have a bit of knowledge about how to use these things as well i always find it very helpful to watch something beforehand and then i know when i've got it then it's not going to be completely new to me i've got some understanding of how to use it and i really hope this video helps with that as well now let's move on to angina or a heart attack if you're someone that suffers from angina it can 

sometimes be a little difficult to know whether you're having an angina attack or a heart attack now angina is the chest pain that occurs when the blood flow to your heart is limited or it's blocked due to plaques and fat that have formed so the blood flow to the heart is limited and it's causing that angina pain the pain is very similar to a heart attack pain so you're getting that chest pain sometimes you get breathlessness sometimes

 you get nausea most patients who have angina know the feeling of it and they have medication that they take that quickly takes the chest pain away it dilates the blood vessels and helps more blood reach there and the pain goes away now if you're someone who hasn't been diagnosed with angina and if you have any of the symptoms of the heart attack the box can appear here again you need to ring 999 immediately for urgent medical advice so give this a read.

uffers a vagina

 symptoms of a heart attack if you're not someone who suffers a vagina we're going to treat it like a heart attack but if you are someone who suffers of angina your doctor or your healthcare professional is most likely giving you a glycerol try nitrate spray which is the medication that angina patients use to open up those blood vessels to get more blood there now for angina patients for normal angina after using the first dose of your gtn your glycerol trinity spray the pain should go within five minutes but if it doesn't you can use a second dose and again.

 if it doesn't go after five minutes then you need to ring 999 immediately because it might not be a normal bout of angina it could be a heart attack so this is why you need to bring 999 for urgent medical attention or to discuss with them and they can then advise you what to do now let's move on to how do we prevent a heart attack look hopefully you never have a heart attack or a cardiac arrest and you're going to do things that are going to prevent you from you know having a risk of having a heart attack so there's loads of things that we can do such as if you smoke you need to quit smoking if you drink a lot of alcohol if you're drinking more than 14 units of alcohol per week again you need to reduce your alcohol intake.

 start exercising

symptoms of a heart attack  if you're not exercising you need to start exercising you need to slowly start building up your exercise and doing more exercise to make you more fit and more healthy and make your heart more healthy your diet if you're having processed foods salty foods ready meals all these sort of things which are notoriously bad for you again they're just going to increase your risk of potentially having heart attacks so we need to have a healthy balanced diet now i know this is all quite a lot of information i'm giving a very short period right now but i do have videos on all these things i've spoke about on how to have a healthy bath diet how to increase.

 your exercise how to reduce your you know your alcohol intake how to quit smoking i have videos on all these topics so if any of them apply to you please feel free to click on the description below and click on the video links that i'm going to leave down there another thing that you can look at calculating as well is something called your cue risk this is how like you you are to have a cardiovascular event in the future your healthcare professional your doctor's surgery we use them all the time with patients calculating they're curious.

 symptoms of a heart attack it takes many different variables and gives you a percentage risk of how likely you are to have a cardiovascular event such as a heart attack or a stroke within the next 10 years it can be a really good indicator that you're doing well or you're doing really badly and you need to start making some changes .

conclusion

symptoms of a heart attack so if you are interested in knowing about your q risk feel free to speak about it with your healthcare professional next time you're in with them so i really hope that you found this information helpful you now know all about the symptoms of a heart attack you now know all about cardiac arrest all about angina you now know what to do during a heart attack and what to do during cardiac arrest as well what to do during stable angina.

 when you've got angina so you've become a bit of a pro at it but please remember it's always important to refresh your knowledge on these kinds of things because you never know when you need to use this information so make sure you refresh your knowledge on the symptoms make sure your professional knowledge and what to do and make sure you refresh your knowledge on chest compression and using a defibrillator watch those videos and learn how to do it remember how to do it and keep on refreshing yourself because it's very easy for you to forget them i really hope you find this information helpful 

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