The Heart Attack 911 Call
If you or a loved one is having a heart attack, time is one of the most important factors between life and death. The sooner that trained medical professionals can perform life-saving interventions the better. What should you do if you witness someone having a heart attack?
If anyone around you seems to be having a heart attack, you should immediately call 911. The 911 dispatcher will send emergency medical professionals to your location and walk you through practical things you can do in the meantime. As hard as it can be in an emergency situation, it is important to stay calm when calling 911. Speak clearly. If possible, do not scream and do not talk too fast. Your calmness makes it easier for the dispatcher to get accurate information about your location and details about the person who is having a heart attack. Accurate information, such as any medications they are taking, will help paramedics to get to your faster with the proper equipment.