What To Do For Chest Pain

What To Do For Chest Pain ?

To begin with, it is cardinal for all adults to be well aware of the symptoms of a heart attack, which happens to be one of the most common forms of life threatening diseases. Most people are only aware of the basic symptom which is chest pain. However, a chest pain may not necessarily always be an indication of a cardiovascular disorder.

A typical chest pain associated with a cardiac arrest is particularly squeezing in nature. The other symptoms to look out for in such a case include perspiration; breathlessness; nausea; pain traveling towards the neck, arms and shoulders; increased pulse rate and faintness. A chest pain that can be pinpointed; is associated to any form of movement or pressure in the area; that fades away after sometime; or is relieved on the administration of antacids is certainly not a sign of a heart attack. However, the medical conditions of unstable angina and heart attack can be confusing for a layman to evaluate.

If you or your loved one is observed to be having any of the symptoms of a cardiac arrest that last for a longer duration than five minutes, it would be wise to call 911 immediately. Adopting the principle of ‘wait and watch’ may cost the patient his or her life. Make sure you inform the doctor about any previous personal or family history of cardiovascular diseases.

In case you feel that the indications are not of a heart attack, even then it would be prudent to call the Consulting Nurse Service so that a professional can make the correct diagnosis.

Remember that apart from heart problems, a chest pain could be an indication of many other health disorders that may also require immediate medical supervision.

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