Mention was made of CPR – Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in the previous post.
People should know this fast acting life saving action which helps to pump blood around the body when the heart can’t due to cardiac arrest.
If you don’t know or like some people who confuse a heart attack & cardiac arrest for being the same thing…
Please know the difference;
Cardiac arrest is an electrical problem.
Heart attack is a plumbing (circulation) problem.
Looking at the picture above it states heart attack is a plumbing problem caused by a block artery. Everyone knows about stent procedures performed etc.
What’s not mentioned here & in in fact, not seen on most pictures..
Is Coronary Artery Spasms being a contributing factor to heart attack.
Unless you google search an image of microvascular angina, it’ll show what this type of an artery looks like.
The question remains;
Why is it not mentioned among heart attack factors?
Prinzmetal is termed rare, microvascular is not extremely rare.. but from this we deduce even more, both are rarely recognized.
Implying, spasms are not discussed or referred to commonly.
A reminder as to why we require more research & awareness on this topic so patients struggling with these symptoms do not have to suffer undergoing diagnosis searching & treatment management.
Is important!!! You never know when it might just be a handy tool.
CPR courses or lessons are conducted in various areas… Google search or inquire around to learn more or attend a course.
Whilst teaching we were sent for a first aid emergency + CPR course etc..
At that time I thought WOW! Would i actually have the guts to do it on someone. Here we’re practicing it on play bodies… So different.
Until diagnosed with chronic heart condition.. I realised how important it is to be CPR certified & encourage family members to know the basics as I could need it any time. Hopefully not.
Though, good to always be geared up!
[ CARDIAC ARREST ]
Occurs when the heart malfunctions & stops beating unpectedly. Triggered by an electrical malfunction in the heart that causes an irregular heartbeat. With its pumping action disrupted, the heart cannot pump blood to the brain, lungs & other organs.
Seconds later, a person becomes unresponsive, is not breathing and unconscious.
Death occurs within minutes if the victim does not recieve treatment.
WHAT TO DO
It can be reversible in some victims if treated within a few minutes.
First call 9-1-1 & start CPR right away.
Then, if an automated defibrillator (AED) is available, use it asap.
If 2 people are available 1 should begin CPR immediately while the other call’s 9-1-1 & finds an AED.
Heart disease is a major risk factor.
Family history of cardiac arrest in a first degree relative is associated with an approximate 2-fold increase in risk.
[ HEART ATTACK ]
Occurs when blood flow to heart is blocked.
A blocked artery or spasm prevents oxygen rich blood from reaching a section of the heart. If the artery is not reopened or releases constriction quickly, the part of the heart normally nourished by that artery dies.
May be immediate & include discomfort in the chest or other areas of the upper body, shortness of breath, cold sweats, and / nausea/vomiting. More often, though, symptoms start slowly & persist for hours, days or weeks before a heart attack.
Unlike with cardiac arrest, the heart usually does not stop beating during a heart attack. The longer the person goes without treatment, the greater the damage.
Women have the same symptoms as men, but they might have slightly different symptoms, making them not think of heart attack such as shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting including back, neck or jaw pain.
WHAT TO DO
Even if you’re not sure it’s a heart attack, call 9-1-1 or your emergency response number. Every minute matters!
Its best to call EMS right away. Emergency medical services staff can begin treatment when they arrive – up to an hour sooner than if someone gets by car.
EMS staff are also trained to revive someone who’s heart has stopped. Patients with chest pain who arrive by ambulance usually revive faster treatment at the hospital too.
– 2016 American Heart Association.
In chapter 18 a video was attached explaining the effectiveness of cayyenne pepper in hot water with lemon to prevent or stop a heart attack in process.
Cayyenne Pepper pushes out plaque & feeds the heart with nourishing food thereby opening a blocked artery.
I explained it here again when elaborating extensively regarding Coronary Artery Spasms & heart attacks👇
A chronicle regarding “1” unique anniversary now follows…