4 best steps to survive Heart attack (Myocardial Infarction) when alone

Heart attack, also known as Myocardial Infarction is a serious killer health issues in human beings most especially in men; mostly men are at higher risk of heart disease. Women’s risk grows and may be equal to men after menopause. See more details below:

This article is steps guide on how to survive Heart attack (Myocardial Infarction) when alone whether ahome or in your office/working place.

How Heart attack occur in human beings

In humans, Heart attack (Myocardial Infarction) occurs when the flow of blood to the heart is blocked. The blockage is most often a buildup of fat, cholesterol and other substances, which form a plaque in the arteries that feed the heart (coronary arteries). The plaque eventually breaks away and forms a clot. The interrupted blood flow can damage or destroy part of the heart muscle, according to Mayoclinic.org

The causes of Heart attack (Myocardial Infarction)

A heart attack occurs when one or more of your coronary arteries become blocked. Over time, a coronary artery can narrow from the buildup of various substances, including cholesterol (atherosclerosis). This condition, known as coronary artery disease, causes most heart attacks.

When heart attack occurs, one of these plaques can rupture and spill cholesterol and other substances into the bloodstream. A blood clot forms at the site of the rupture. If large enough, the clot can block the flow of blood through the coronary artery, starving the heart muscle of oxygen and nutrients (ischemia).

4 best steps to survive Heart attack when alone by Dr. Geetha Krishnaswamy

  1. Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack without help, the person whose heart is beating improperly and who begins to feel faint, has only about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness.
  2. However, these victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously. A deep breath should be taken before each cough, and the cough must be deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep inside the chest.
  3. A breath and a cough must be repeated about every two seconds without let-up until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally again.
  4. Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements squeeze the heart and keep the blood circulating. The squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it regain normal rhythm. In this way, heart attack victims can get to a hospital.

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