activity 1

Chapters 1 - 2
Activity 1
Read the information below to learn more about
symptoms leading to a heart attack. What you can do
to prevent a heart attack? What first aid should you
give to a person who is suffering a heart attack?
A heart attack is when the blood supply to the heart muscle is
either blocked or severely reduced. This can be caused by a blood
clot that becomes wedged in the coronary artery.
The American Heart Association says that these are the most
common warning signals of a heart attack:
Uncomfortable pressure, fullness, squeezing or pain in the
center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or
goes away and comes back.
Pain that spreads to the shoulders, neck or arms.
Chest discomfort with lightheadedness, fainting, sweating,
nausea or shortness of breath.
Less common warning signs of heart attack are...
Atypical chest pain, stomach or abdominal pain.
Nausea or dizziness (without chest pain).
Shortness of breath and difficulty breathing (without
chest pain).
Unexplained anxiety, weakness or fatigue.
Palpitations, cold sweat or paleness.
Aspirin may reduce the risk of a heart attack by reducing
inflammation in the blood vessels. Currently, the American Heart
Association estimates that 5,000 to 10,000 lives could be saved
each year if people would take aspirin when they experience
symptoms of a heart attack.
Aerobic exercises can condition your heart if you exercise for
at least 30 minutes, 3-4 times a week. The best exercises for
your heart are brisk walking, jogging, cycling and swimming.
Activity 2
Find a map of North America.
Determine the location of the
plane at the time of the heart
attack, and again at the place
where the plane went down.
Things to remember:
Brian left from New York.
Brian's father was working in the oil fields of Canada, up on the
tree line where the tundra started and the forest ended.
A Cessna holds 330L of useable fuel, which will lasts
approximately 6.8 hours.
Airspeed is measured in knots. This is similar to miles on the
speedometer of your car. A Cessna cruises at about 262 KM/hr