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Your coronary arteries play a vital role in keeping your heart healthy and pumping properly. But in some people the coronary arteries can become narrowed because fatty deposits called atheroma have built up within the artery walls. This process is call atherosclerosis and it is what causes coronary heart disease.

Having coronary heart disease can increase your risk of having a heart attack.

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Angina and Heart Attacks

The artery may become so narrow that it doesn’t allow enough blood through to your heart muscle. When you are being physically active, you may feel discomfort or pain in the chest. This pain is angina. The amount of pain or discomfort you feel does not always reflect how badly your coronary arteries are affected.

Having coronary heart disease can lead to a heart attack. A heart attack happens when a coronary artery becomes blocked by a blood clot. This usually happens because the atheroma in the artery wall has become unstable. A piece may break off (rupture) and a blood clot may form around it. The clot can block the artery completely, starving the heart muscle of blood and oxygen, and causing irreversible damage to some of the heart muscle.


What is the difference between angina and a heart attack?

It can be very difficult to tell if your pain or symptoms are due to a heart attack or angina, as the symptoms can be similar. If you have angina, your symptoms usually ease or go away after a few minutes of rest, or after taking a medicine such as GTN. If you are having a heart attack, your symptoms are less likely to ease or go away after resting or taking medicine.

If you have not already been diagnosed with angina or coronary heart disease and you get chest pain, you should call an ambulance and seek immediate medical assistance.


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“Approved First Aid Training Courses in Cyprus” We offer approved, First Aid at Work First Aid Training Courses in Cyprus including: Emergency First Aid at Work; First Aid at Work; Automated External Defibrillator and Pool Lifeguard.  Basic Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training is made according to current guidelines of the European Resuscitation Council (ERC) guidelines 2015. Training Certificates are issued under the provisions of the Health & Safety at Work (First Aid) Regulations 2009 (PI 198/2009).   We also offer a range of DAN Europe (Divers Alert Network) first aid courses for the scuba diving community through our sister company Kalliopi Dive College.  Visit the dedicated scuba diving in Paphos website: full details and DAN course programmes.

Our experienced, multi-lingua (Greek, English, German), faculty instructors are certified by the Human Resources Development Authority (HRDA / ΑΝΑΔ / EEK) under its recently revised teaching specifications (2014) to provide grant-aided, subsidised educational seminars.


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A First Aid Training Centre managed and operated by Ioakim & Ioakim Ltd with over 32 years

experience.  Kalliopi First Aid Training is a member of AOFA (Association of First Aiders).  

We offer a full range of First Aid Certifications and First Aid Training Courses in Cyprus and Greece.  

Kalliopi First Aid Training’s parent company, Ioakim & Ioakim Ltd, is certified by the Ministry Department of Labour & Social Insurance to provide First Aid Training Courses and issue Certifications

under the provisions of the Safety and Health at Work (First Aid) Regulations 2009 (C.D.P.198 / 2009).

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