The most common symptoms of stroke are:
Early symptoms of heart attack can vary from person to person.
Infarction may occur gradually, about a few minutes.
Stroke symptoms persist for at least 20 minutes with feelings of relief and recovery.
If someone around you or you recognize the symptoms of a heart attack, call 112 immediately. Do not wait, even if you consider that symptoms improve, not persistent enough or do not think it’s a heart attack.
Receiving treatment in a short time is vital and a delay of a few minutes can be fatal person.
Call the local medical emergency number in your country.
Emergency medical personnel is trained to intervene in cases of emergency. Ambulances are equipped with devices that perform electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring heart functions and identifying various types of heart. This monitoring helps healthcare in subsequent decisions determining the correct treatment for a heart attack.
If you had a heart attack should receive immediate treatment to restore blood flow to the heart.
Depending on the type of stroke, treatment may vary. The treatment is seated in a time as short as possible may reduce the risk of death, recurrent infarction and the risk of irreversible damage.
The most effective method of treatment for acute myocardial infarction, which can save a life is emergency release blood flow to the affected area by implanting coronary stent.
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