How aware are you of your surroundings? As you go about your life do you notice what the people around you are doing? Would you be able to tell if the person sitting across from you is having a heart attack?
Take a good look at this short video; Can you spot the person who is having a heart attack? You might miss it at first, but try to look past the dramatic people in front of you. There’s something more alarming sitting behind them…
This video brings to question just what a person experiencing a heart attack may look it. Heart attacks do not necessarily consist of someone falling to the ground holding his or her chest.
To raise awareness about heart attacks and inform people so that they can help a person in a time of need, a New Zealand- based non-profit heart foundation created a video to shed light on the reality of heart attacks. In this enlightening video, we see different people expressing an exaggerated simulation of what a person’s physical disposition might be during a heart attack.
If you take a careful look to the left of the video, you will see a man sitting on the bench holding his chest, displaying a calm but clear discomfort. This man is having a heart attack.
Symptoms of a heart attack can include chest pain and discomfort, pain in your arm(s), neck and jaw, shortness of breath, fatigue, nausea and sweating. Women experience slightly different experiences than men and not everyone experiences the same symptoms.
About 1.5 million heart attacks occur in the United States each year with 500,000 deaths. A heart attack occurs about every 20 seconds with a heart attack death about every minute. A more alarming fact is sudden death is more common among women with heart attack.
It’s videos like these that everyone needs to see, simply because, this can happen to anyone.
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