Bharti AXA HEALTH Insurance Immediate Steps to Take after You Witness a Heart Attack 3 Apr 2018 Immediate Steps to Take after You Witness a Heart Attack Numerous people suffer from big or small heart attacks every day, and they need to be hospitalized for the treatment. However, there are cases when people die of the heart attack immediately because they did not receive proper first aid. This is because very few of us know what first aid to provide when someone suffers a heart attack. People usually get baffled and do not realize that they should take immediate action to save the person. If you are one of those people, we are here to guide you. Here is a list of all the immediate steps that you should take if you somehow witness a heart attack in front of you. The steps are as follows: Call An Ambulance Immediately The first thing to do when you think someone is having a heart attack is to call an ambulance immediately. Do not wait for the symptoms to go away. Even if the person is feeling minor discomforts, call an ambulance immediately and then do the other things given below. Ask Them For The Symptoms Ask the patient about what symptoms they are having so that you can describe them to the paramedics when they arrive. If they have shooting pain up and down their arm or severe chest pain, there is a huge possibility they are having a seizure. Remember all the symptoms carefully. Give them an Aspirin Aspirin is a blood thinner, and it helps in the easy flow of blood through the heart for a short period. So, give them aspirin to stabilize the condition a little. Loosen The Tight Clothing For Easy Blood Flow Open up all the buttons and accessories they are wearing. Loosen up any tight clothing that might be restricting the blood flow to the heart. Make sure they are lying comfortably somewhere on the ground or a bed. See If They Are Prescribed Nitroglycerine Most of the heart patients are prescribed Nitroglycerine which can take care of the symptoms of a heart attack for some time. Give it to them for the time being. Do CPR If The Person Gets Unconscious CPR is the Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. In this, all you need to do is lay down the person on a flat surface and compress the chest. You need to be fast and go at the rate of 100 compressions per minute. When you reach to 30 compressions, try rescue breathing. This will increase the flow of oxygen in their body. Call Their Family Members Do not wait for the paramedic to arrive to call the family members. Right away call the family members and inform them about the situation and the hospital the patient is being taken to. Also, ask them about the health insurance plans of the person. For all the people who are heart patients, it is better to have online health insurance because it saves time and is convenient than personally visiting the insurance agency... If you have a health insurance policy, you can get your treatment done immediately and would not have to wait for the hospitals to clear your bills and then provide you treatment. For the other people who might witness a heart attack, make sure you check with the person’s family whether or not he has an online health insurance policy that can help in his treatment. The important thing is to give immediate medical care to the person who has had a heart attack. Why choose Bharati AXA Health Insurance With health insurance plane, financially secure yourself and your family at affordable premiums FLEXIBLE PLANESComprehensive Range of medical cover up to Rs 1 Cr TAX SAVINGSUp to Rs 55,000 Tax-saving under 80D CASHLESS CLAIMSClashless Hospitalization Across 4500+networks hospitals DEDICATED CLAIMS HANDLER Explore Our Products Car Two Wheeler Travel Health Request Call Back Category * - Select -CarTwo WheelerHealthTravelPersonal Accident Buy Renew Claim submit Disclaimer : The information published on this website is for the public's reference only. Content of this information is to provide an overview of your Travel needs and should not be relied upon for personal, medical, legal or financial decisions and you should consult an appropriate professional for specific advice. Bharti AXA General Insurance Company Limited makes no representations about the suitability, reliability, timeliness, and accuracy of the information, travel, services, or any other items mentioned on this subject for any purpose whatsoever.