….may be present during a cardiac event. The person may complain of pain or discomfort in their chest, which spreads to their neck, jaw or arms. Experience shortness of breath, which in turn leads to the skin becoming pale with a grey to blue colour becoming evident, especially around the face as the condition worsens.
A list of common signs and symptoms of a heart attack, please remember that not all may be present during the event and a lack of chest pain is not uncommon.
Tomorrow we continue looking at what the new guideline says about managing a person having a suspected heart attack.
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