How to Spot Heart-Attack Emergency

This 1 minute safety training video covers: How to spot if someone is having a heart attack, what are the symptoms of heart attack, how to safely help a victim suffering from heart attack, how to safely treat a victim if he/she is concious, when and how to safely perform "rescue breathing".

Video Transcript

As we get older, we become more vulnerable to heart disease, and our chances of having a heart attack go up! If someone has a "heart attack" or a "sudden cardiac arrest" (that's when the heart can stop cold) quick treatment can be the key to their survival. So it's important to recognize the symptoms quickly. A heart attack victim may suddenly: Have trouble breathing; feel a tightening in the chest; experience nausea or indigestion; have their skin turn pale or "blue," and go cold and sweaty. If you see someone exhibiting these symptoms, call emergency medical services immediately. There's no time to lose!