Posted by: medicblog999 | July 24, 2009

Shock Tactics

I saw this video on ‘Red Blood on White Shirts’ yesterday. It is produced by the British Heart Foundation and came out last year, although I have never seen it before today.

It certainly hits home the symptoms of having a heart attack, in a very vivid way.

Have a look and tell me what you think.


  1. Wow. Very well done!

  2. Excellent video. I had a heart attack (MI) nearly a year ago. My symptoms were classic: chest discomfort, severe pain in my arms, nausea, sweating and denial. I had this on at least 6 occasions before I had someone call 911 (here in Canada). The ambulance arrived within minutes and I was at the hospital ER within minutes. After about 15 minutes, I was back in the ambulance and taken to the cath lab where a stent was put in. My son, who is a nursing student, told me at least 3 weeks before my heart attack, that it sounded like a cardiac issue and I ignored him. I don’t know if the outcome would have been different had I seen the doctor right away because I still would have had to have a stent as my artery (LAD) was 70% clogged. I’m thankful to be alive and grateful for the prompt attention I was given. I think that commercial would have been helpful for me at the time.

  3. Excellent. Bravo BHF! That’s a very good video and is just what I’ve been talking about with my pub. education efforts here in my communities.

    I’m gonna share that one. Nice find Medic999

  4. Love it!

    Already shared on my facebook.

  5. Don’t know if the shock tactics will work with all of the general public (I know a fair few people who would feel chest discomfort just by watching the ad), but it does definitely hit the spot…and I wish I could show this to a few of my future patients, in order to get them to come with me to hospital easier!

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