A condition that many people in the UK and all around the world live with is coronary heart disease. This is a disease of the heart, and it means that the arteries of the heart have built up a layer of fatty material. This means that it is harder for the blood to get through which can be dangerous as the heart of course needs the blood to get to it.
This increases the risk of the person experiencing a heart attack – this happens when the artery becomes fully blocked and no blood can get through it. Many people do not even realise that they have coronary heart disease, and for them, the first time that they might find out they have it is when they suffer from a heart attack.
A heart attack can be very serious, but you can increase your knowledge and learn how to help someone who is having one by attending courses like this first aid at work Cheltenham based course by Tidal training direct, as well as by learning the symptoms of a heart attack and calling 999 as soon as you can. Timing is important when it comes to saving a heart attack victim.
Some of the signs that someone is having a heart attack include, chest pain, shortness of breath and feeling faint. Of course, these can also be symptoms of many other illnesses too, but it is important if you are unsure to err on the side of caution and get it checked out straight away.