A heart attack is a serious condition in which blood flow to the heart is blocked, usually due to a blood clot. If not treated immediately, it can result in serious damage to the heart and even death. If you suffer or see someone suffering from symptoms of a heart attack, immediately call an ambulance or the right medical authorities; heart attacks are a time-sensitive manner.
Symptoms of a heart attack include chest pain, arm pain, shortness of breath, dizziness, and/or nausea or vomiting. However, not everyone may experience chest pain; the pain may feel mild and is either ignored or mistaken for indigestion.
Code HB: Heart of Batangas Program, the first pilot program in the Philippines, was started by Mary Mediatrix Medical Center. This program aims to reduce the delays in the diagnosis and treatment of heart attacks by having a heart specialist walk the caller through what needs to be done so that the chances of the patient’s survival increases.
Do not hesitate to visit your local medical authorities if you have questions or concerns regarding your medical history or any present medical worries. Everyone should watch this video so that they can become aware of the symptoms and treatments of heart attacks because we never know when it will happen. Thanks to Code HB, the mortality rate of heart attacks has decreased from 13% to 8%. With your help, you can reduce the rate even further – to 5%.
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