Heart attack By: Jasmine Parker, Ariyel Cheatham, and Qyaira Colbert
A Description of A heart attack • A heart attack is when a blood clot cuts off most or all of blood supply to the heart.
Symptoms of a heart attack • Symptoms of a heart attack is when a person has pain in the left arm, that radiates to the shoulder. • Pain or discomfort in other areas of the upper body including the arms, left shoulder, back, neck, jaw, or stomach. • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath • Sweating or “cold sweat” • Fullness, indigestion, or choking feeling (may feel like “heartburn”)
Treatments for The Heart Attack • cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) • automated external defibrillator (AED) • cardiac drugs • insertion of endotracheal breathing tubes • reperfusion therapy includes drugs that dissolve clots, balloon angioplasty, or surgery • thrombolysis is a procedure that involves an injection of a clot-dissolving agent such as streptokinase, urokinase, or tissue plasminogen activator • percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty or coronary artery bypass graft surgery
Preventions of Heart attack • Taking medications can reduce your risk of a subsequent heart attack and help your damaged heart function better. Lifestyle factors also play a critical role in heart attack prevention and recovery. • Staying physically active • Eating healthy foods • Maintaining a healthy weight • Reducing and managing stress
Works Sited • womenshealth.about.com/cs/heartdisease/a/treatheartattac.htm • www.mayoclinic.com/.../heart-attack/.../DSECTION=treatments