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Heart Attack and Stroke: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

A heart attack and stroke are both potentially life-threatening conditions that require emergency medical care. Combined, the two conditions affect 1.5 million people each year. Both heart attacks and strokes can cause permanent damage to important organs, affecting quality of life and even causing death. Though a heart attack and stroke have …

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Warning Signs of a Medical Emergency

According to the American College of Emergency Physicians, the following are warning signs of a medical emergency: •Bleeding that will not stop •Breathing problems (difficulty breathing, shortness of breath) •Change in mental status (such as unusual behavior, confusion, difficulty arousing) •Chest pain •Choking •Coughing up or vomiting blood •Fainting or …

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How to Recognize a Medical Emergency

Recognizing an emergency is the first step in responding. An emergency is a situation requiring immediate action. A medical emergency is a sudden illness which requires immediate medical attention. Anyone can be the victim of an emergency. An emergency can happen anywhere. Hence, you may become aware of an emergency because …

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