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First Aid, First Aid Ottawa, Heart Attack, Snow shoveling -

With the arrival of snow shoveling season many suffer a heart attack  while shoveling. Awareness of what to look for is essential for survival. What is a Heart Attack? A Heart occurs when a coronary artery (an artery that supplies the heart itself with blood) is blocked. Without blood and the oxygen within it part of the heart dies. It is possible to survive a heart if a small enough area of the heart is affected. What to look for? Squeezing chest pain Problems breathing Abdominal or back pain (more common in women) Cold, sweaty skin Skin that bluish or...

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