Survive a heart attack? Learn more!!

If defibrillation is administered within one minute of collapse, the survival rate for sudden heart failure goes up 90 percent. “Timing is key to survival. Waiting even 10 minutes to defibrillate drops the chances of survival to 10 percent,” says John Lynn Jefferies, MD.

heart attackThis is a free, live, on-line question and answer session where you and your readers can ask questions in real-time.  It’s a chance to talk to knowledgeable and experienced doctors and get answers right on the spot.

The Q and A takes place April 9th from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EST with Jeffrey Towbin, MD and John Lynn Jefferies, MD.

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Per The Mayo Clinic

A heart attack occurs when an artery that sends blood and oxygen to the heart is blocked. Fatty, cholesterol-containing deposits build up over time, forming plaques in the heart’s arteries. If a plaque ruptures, a blood clot can form. The clot can block arteries, causing a heart attack.

When to see a doctor

Get help right away if you think you’re having a heart attack. Take these steps:

  • Call for emergency medical help. If you think you’re having a heart attack, immediately call 911 or your local emergency number. If you don’t have access to emergency medical services, have someone drive you to the nearest hospital. Drive yourself only if there are no other options.
  • Take nitroglycerin, if prescribed to you by a health care provider. Take it as instructed while awaiting emergency help.
  • Aspirin, if recommended. Taking aspirin during a heart attack may reduce heart damage by preventing blood clotting.


  • Alex smith

    Before time defibrillation can save the life of people as it boosts the chances of survival by minimizing the cardiac damage. We never know or there is no timetable when anybody is likely to have an sudden cardiac hit but, if we have defibrillators in our region then the life could be saved by preliminary the defibrillation on time.
    Easy defibrillator training

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