First aid emergency: What to do when a heart attack occurs

Date: Tuesday, 29 March 2016. -  
Blog, First Aid, Defibrillators, First Aid Emergencies

What to do when a heart attack happens

Heart attacks are a common yet serious medical emergency.

A heart attack is one of the most common medical emergencies occurring in the UK, and the British Heart Foundation estimates that 82,000 people in the UK suffer a heart attack every year.

Contacting the emergency services is essential to helping to save the casualty's life, but there are steps you can take to look after them too. It's important to remain calm, even though the situation can feel scary and overwhelming.

Our infographic has all the information you'll need to help someone suffering from a heart attack, from spotting the tell-tale symptoms to taking fast action and getting them the right help they need. Follow the clear and easy to help you feel confident enough to handle the situation effectively, and help save the sufferer's life.

For more information or to decide on whether to study first aid further, contact imperative training via their website or call 0845 071 0820.


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