Warning Signs of a Heart Attack

What is a BCLS certification?

At the Certification Center, we provide a wide variety of certifications for professionals in the medical field, one of which is BCLS certification in NYC. BCLS stands fro basic cardiac life support, and it is a training class given to medical professionals that covers various life-saving techniques. BCLS certification is designed to provide people with the skills to care for someone that is having a heart-related emergency, like a heart attack. However, before you jump in and start saving a life, you need to know if someone is having a heart attack or not. The following is a list of warning signs of a heart attack:

#1. Chest Discomfort

Chest discomfort is the most common warning sign of a heart attack, and almost all heart attacks sufferers experience it. The chest pain may last for a few minutes or it may come it go, it also may feel like squeezing, fullness or pressure in the chest.

#2. Upper Body Discomfort

Discomfort can occur in other parts of the upper body besides the chest, including the neck, back, jaw, stomach and one or both of the arms.

#3. Shortness of Breath

During a heart attack, shortness of breath may be accompanied by chest pain or it may not.

#4. Other Signs

Other potential signs of a heart attack could include lightheadedness, nausea or cold sweats.

When you get BCLS certified, not only will you know the warning signs of a heart attack, you will also learn about what you should do in case of a heart attack. Visit our site or contact us today to sign up for your BCLS certification class. 

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