What to do in an Emergency

What to do in an Emergency?


Chest pain or discomfort can be anything from a dull ache to a really severe pain. If you have any chest pain at home or while you are out and about you can use your GTN spray.

GTN is a short acting nitrate. It is used to dilate (widen) the coronary arteries so that the blood supply to the heart muscle is improved and the discomfort is relieved.

How the GTN spray works :-

  • Sit Down
  • 2 sprays under the tongue
  • Wait 5 minutes
  • If no relief of pain then repeat,
  • 2 sprays under the tongue
  • If you still have pain
  • Phone 999 and wait for help

If you are using your spray quite frequently you need to conatct the cardiac rehab team for a review of your medications.