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Drivers in life after a heart attack at the wheel


51-year-old driver suffers a heart attack while driving - danger to life
In Sinsheim, Baden-Württemberg, a 51-year-old man had an accident after a heart attack at the wheel on Saturday. The driver is in mortal danger. A heart attack often announces itself beforehand, however the symptoms often go undetected.

51-year-old suffers a heart attack at the wheel
A 51 year old man caused an accident in Sinsheim (Baden-Württemberg) on ​​Saturday due to a heart attack and has been in mortal danger since then. According to a police report, the driver had strayed from the street with his car and finally came to a halt on a garage wall. The accident victim had to be resuscitated by a summoned emergency doctor. The injured man was then flown to a clinic. According to the doctors, there is a risk to life.

Heart attack often announces itself
According to the German Heart Foundation, more than 300,000 people suffer a heart attack every year in Germany. According to health experts, many people are hit out of the blue by an infarction, but there are often warning signals in the days or weeks before. Recognizing a heart attack quickly can be life-saving. Alarm signals include episodes of chest pain, sometimes radiating to the left arm or lower jaw, which subside after a few minutes.

In some cases, leg pain also indicates an early heart attack. That is, if the pain occurs in connection with arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). (Ad)

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Video: Healing after a heart attack myocardial infarction. NCLEX-RN. Khan Academy (September 2021).