Thursday, March 17, 2011

Having a heart attack alone

Let's say it's after hours. and you're going home (alone of course), after an unusually hard day on the job.

You're really tired, upset and frustrated.

Suddenly you start experiencing severe pain in your chest that starts to drag out into your arm and up into your jaw.

You are only about five miles from the hospital nearest your home.

Unfortunately you don't know if you'll be able to make it that far.

You have been trained in CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation), but the guy that taught the course did not tell you how to perform it on yourself.

So here is how to survive a heart attack when alone

Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack

Without help, the person whose heart is beating improperly and who begins to feel faint

Has only about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness.

However, these victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously.

A deep breath should be taken before each cough

And the cough must be deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep inside the chest.

A breath and a cough must be repeated about every two seconds

Without let-up until help arrives

Or until the heart is felt to be beating normally again.

Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements squeeze the heart and keep the blood circulating.

The squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it regain normal rhythm.

In this way, heart attack victims can get to a hospital.

Tell as many other people as possible about this.

It could save their lives!!

A cardiologist friend says If everyone who gets this mail sends it to 10 people

You can bet that we'll save at least one life.

Rather than just sending jokes please contribute by forwarding this

If this message comes around ......more than once.....

Please don't get irritated.....

We all need to be happy that we are being reminded how to tackle Heart attacks....again

Simply put it is too late if ever you have the misfortune to experience one and have no idea what to do...

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