Cough, First Aid for Heart Attack

A heart attack is a medical emergency events. The first act is given to heart attack patients will have a big impact to prevent damage to the heart tissue. In addition to practicing CPR with chest compressions, stimulate the patient's cough is considered to help normalize the heartbeat.

In the early minutes as a heart attack will happen cardiac heart rhythm is unstable or weakened heartbeat. According to heart specialists from the National Cardiovascular Center Harapan Kita (PJNHK) dr. Iwan Dakota, cough only effective for both types of heart attacks.

"Rhythm normal heart rate is about 60-100 per minute, but when the heart attack could weaken to around 20-30 per minute. If not promptly given heart rate actions will stop stop," Iwan said in a press conference the launch of Absorb bioresorbable vascular Scaffold Thursday (04/04/2013) in Jakarta.

"Coughing can increase the heart rate fell during a heart attack," said a doctor from the Division of the Department of Cardiology and Vascular Medicine Vascular FKUI this.

In the same occasion, the heart specialists of the Division of Non-Surgical Intervention, Department of Cardiology and Vascular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia, dr. Doni Word Sp.JP, say, before doing first aid on people experiencing heart attack symptoms, detection needs to be done to make sure that happens is a heart attack.

A heart attack is generally characterized by pain in the chest, shortness of breath, pain in the jaw or arm, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, and sweating.

"First aid that can be done by a lay person is to rest, loosen clothing that binds, and the most important thing is to immediately take him to the hospital," said Doni.

Every year millions of people die because they do not get medical help immediately. Do not feel embarrassed if it turns out that the patient was taken to the hospital instead of suffering a heart attack. Although not sure of her symptoms, seek medical help is the most prudent action.