Heart Attack 

The information below is no replacement for attending a first aid course where you will have the opportunity to practice your skills under the guidance of one of our qualified and experienced first aid instructors. 
 
A heart attack occurs when the coronary arteries which supply the heart with oxygen enriched blood become blocked. 
 
Recognition
Tightness and/or pain in the chest 
Casualty clutching the chest 
Possible spreading of pain to the arms, neck and back 
Dizziness or a light headed feeling 
Possible shortness of breath 
May feel nauseous or be sick 
May have cold sweats 
 
Treatment
Call 999 immediately 
Sit the casualty down with the legs drawn up to a position which is comfortable 
Loosen any restrictive clothing 
Keep the casualty warm and comfortable 
Monitor the casualty's airway and breathing 
If the casualty becomes unresponsive then carry out basic life support