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Treatments for Heart Attack

Posted Aug 24 2008 4:41pm 1 Comment

Here is a list of treatments and procedures that are commonly used to treat Heart Attack:

Artery-opening treatments
Balloon Angioplasty
Call emergency immediately
Call for emergency medical help
Cardiac Bypass
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
Coronary angioplasty (balloon angioplasty)
Coronary Angioplasty
Coronary artery bypass
Direct cardiac massage
Emergency treatment
Expired air resuscitation (EAR)
Go to a hospital immediately
Heart Transplant
Immediate self-help for heart attacks
Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator
Nitroglycerin pills
Thrombolytic agents (Clot-busting drugs)

These are just some of the treatments and procedures that are used to treat Heart Attack.
You can connect with experts and other people who have Heart Attackin the Wellsphere communities.
If you're interested in finding more information, tips, news and videos about Heart Attack, go to the Heart Attack WellPage or the Treatments for Heart Attack WellPage.

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In the cases of heart attack and cardiac arrest, or any other heart shocks, time sets to be the most crucial factor for the survival of the patient. Sometimes, a little knowledge regarding the immediate actions to be taken may help your near and dear ones to survive in such incidents. Keith Churchwell has extraordinarily explained the pros and cons while handling patient suffering immediate heart attack or cardiac arrest in The response a person takes to treat a victim decides the probability of his/her survival. Its been my personal experience fighting to survive against a heart attack. A quick recognization of your bodily responses may increase your chances of survival. Because of having many heart problems, I was enrolled in a concierge Healthcare program from elite health. I was attacked by a severe heart attack in a party, luckily surrounded by many people. Some of the sudden changes in my body was recognized by me and anticipated immediately. I got a very severe chest pain which was almost unbearable for more than a minute. I got the suspicion that I might be having heart attack, and immediately called my physician on the phone, and explained my condition and its severity. Because of the immediate guidance, I was directed immediately to have an aspirin which I used to carry with me as prescribed by my physician. It was quite a frightening experience for me to face such a heart attack, but somehow I managed to be calm until 911 arrived. I was immediately taken to the nearest hospital, where already my physician were present and have got everything setup according to my medical history. And it was in some matter of seconds that everything was in control. A doctor, who already have the complete knowledge of the medical history and fitness of the person, extra ordinarily ameliorate your recovery process. Hence such a concierge level program from Elite health, helped me a save my life, like many others.

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