October 1, 2022 - Parul Saini, Webmedy Team
If you are alone and experience symptoms of a heart attack, call an ambulance immediately. If you have aspirin, take it. If you are alone in a car, unlock your front door and lie down next to it so that medical personnel can find you easily.
No, there is no easy way to prevent a heart attack without getting emergency medical treatment in a hospital. Online you will find many easy heart attack remedies. However, these simple treatments are not effective and by delaying emergency medical treatment, these treatments can be dangerous.
The cough CPR is a myth that has been circulating the internet.
A heart attack occurs when the blood supply to your heart muscle is cut off, usually due to a blood clot. A heart attack can lead to a cardiac arrest, when your heart stops pumping blood around your body. You would become unconscious, and without immediate CPR (chest compressions and rescue breaths), you would die.
If you are still conscious and in a position to perform cough CPR, you are not in cardiac arrest and therefore CPR is not needed, but immediate medical attention is important.
Another online remedy that is not effective is drinking a glass of water with a teaspoon of cayenne pepper.
Yes, it is true that consumption of cayenne pepper increases blood circulation, improves the strength of blood vessels and reduces plaque buildup in your arteries. One of the main reasons for this is capsaicin, an active compound in cayenne pepper. But it is of no use in case of heart attack. Immediate medical help is important.
Aspirin is helpful.
While you can't control all of your heart attack factors, such as aging, gender (men are at higher risk), and heredity, there are some you can control. They are:
A block in the coronary artery causes a heart attack. This prevents blood from getting to the heart and can be very dangerous. The sooner doctors are able to restore blood supply to the heart, the better the person's chances of survival. So it is important to get medical help by calling as soon as possible.