Archive | June, 2016

Proper way to use a tourniquet

A tourniquet is a tight band that is utilized to control bleeding by putting a stop to the flow of blood completely to the wound. Remember that this only works for injuries on the legs and arms and only reserved for worst cases of bleeding to prevent the condition of the individual from progressing into […]

Is chest pain an upcoming myocardial infarction?

The chest pain that typically occurs during a myocardial infarction is triggered by acute blockage of one of the coronary arteries due to coronary artery disease. The abrupt obstruction is the outcome of a ruptured atherosclerotic plaque in the arterial wall. Once the coronary artery becomes obstructed, the heart muscle being supplied by that artery […]