• Question: does having a heart attack effect you brain

    Asked by LishanZ to Ruth on 9 Jul 2021.
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      Ruth Weir answered on 9 Jul 2021:


      It can do, the brain needs oxygen to work properly. A serious heart attack will stop blood pumping around the body, and starve the brain of oxygen. If the persons heart doesn’t get restarted, the person will lose consciousness. That’s why it’s important everybody knows how to perform CPR to help people who’s hearts have stopped

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