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Heart Attacks – What can we do?

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) or Heart disease is the world’s number one killer. It is currently responsible for 17.3 million deaths per year, and by 2030 this figure is expected to rise to 23 million. At an international and national level we all need to take action to reduce this deadly disease.

Please have a have a look at this video and learn how all can do our bit to save lives.

 

On a local or personal note do you know the signs or symptoms of a heart attack? If not, the below can help!

  • Unexpected pain or discomfort in your chest which feels like pressure, fullness, or a squeezing pain in the center of your chest; it lasts for more than a few minutes, or goes away and comes back;
  • Pain and discomfort that extend beyond your chest to other parts of your upper body;
  • Pain in one or both arms, your back, neck, stomach, teeth, and jaws;
  • Experiencing an unexplained shortness of breath, with or without chest discomfort;
  • Unexpected cold sweats, nausea or vomiting;
  • A light head, anxiety, indigestion, and unexplained tiredness;

Chest pain and related discomfort are the most common heart attack symptoms for men and women. Women are more likely to experience further symptoms, including short breath, nausea and vomiting; They can also experience extreme tiredness,  neck, shoulder,  and upper back pain as well as abdominal pain.

If you, a family member, friend or colleague are with experiences chest pain or any heart attack symptoms, please call 999 immediately. Don’t wait.  

To learn more about hearts and get a insight into how we all can do to create a world of healthy hearts visit the World Heart Federation website

You may also consider taking a course in Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)  Call 01 8245799 to learn more

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