What is the first line treatment for heart attack?
Medications to treat a heart attack might include: Aspirin. The 911 operator might tell you to take aspirin, or emergency medical personnel might give you aspirin immediately. Aspirin reduces blood clotting, thus helping maintain blood flow through a narrowed artery.
How do you stop a heart attack immediately?
Acting quickly can save lives. If given quickly after symptoms, clot-busting and artery-opening medications can stop a heart attack, and having a catheterization with a stent put in may open a closed blood vessel. The longer you wait for treatment, the more chances of survival go down and damage to the heart goes up.
What should I do if I think I am having a heart attack?
Call for emergency medical help. If you suspect you’re having a heart attack, don’t hesitate. Immediately call 911 or your local emergency number. If you don’t have access to emergency medical services, have someone drive you to the nearest hospital. Drive yourself only if there are no other options.
What are 4 signs of a cardiac emergency?
- Chest discomfort. Pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain, burning or heaviness.
- Upper body discomfort. Neck, jaw, shoulder, arms, back.
- Shortness of breath.
When should you go to the hospital for your heart?
Go to your local emergency room or call 911 if you have: New, unexplained, and severe chest pain that comes with shortness of breath, sweating, nausea, or weakness. Fast heart rate (more than 120-150 beats per minute, or a rate noted by your doctor) — especially if you are short of breath.
Can a heart attack stop on its own?
No, there is not a fast way to stop a heart attack without seeking emergency medical treatment at a hospital. Online you’ll find many “fast” heart attack treatments. However, these “fast” treatments are not effective and could be dangerous by delaying emergency medical treatment.