People often do not know the signs of a heart attack until it is too late. Knowing the signs could save your life. A heart attack often starts when a person is conscious and can occur at rest. If you know what to look for you can seek help at the appropriate time reducing the risk of collapse and cardiac arrest.
Dizziness and weakness
Pain which is “tight” or “vicelike” in the chest
pain in the neck, jaw or arms
Tingling to the arm
Changes in skin colour
What Can I Do?
Call an ambulance
Keep them sitting comfortably
If appropriate give an aspirin to chew on (as long as there are no allergies and they are over 16)
All our first aid courses look at how to manage emergency situations, how to use an AED and how and when to do CPR.