WHAT TO DO:
1. The person may feel constant, intense chest pain that might radiate to other areas like the arms, neck, jaw, back, or stomach.
This pain results from a blockage preventing blood from reaching the heart muscle. The pain persists even when resting.
2. Dial 999 right away.
If you're unable to, ask someone else to ring. Prompt medical intervention is vital, as heart attacks are severe and require immediate care.
3. Place the casualty in a ‘W’ position against the wall. With their shoulders against the wall, the glutes on the floor. Knees raised, heels on the floor, toes pointing up.
This posture helps reduce strain on the heart and reduces the risk of further injury if they fall.