How to survive a heart attack while alone

Heart attack diagram

Diagram of heart attack by National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NIH)
Diagram of heart attack by National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NIH)

Aortic aneurysm

Diagram of aortic aneurysm Figure A shows a normal aorta. Figure B shows a thoracic aortic aneurysm (which is located behind the heart). Figure C shows an abdominal aortic aneurysm located below the arteries that supply blood to the kidneys.
Diagram of aortic aneurysm Figure A shows a normal aorta. Figure B shows a thoracic aortic aneurysm (which is located behind the heart). Figure C shows an abdominal aortic aneurysm located below the arteries that supply blood to the kidneys.

Heart attack while alone


Heart attack or Cardiac stroke is a common disease and a severe health problem. This is a cardio-vascular disease caused by obstacle in blood supply in the human heart. It can be proved fatal if proper medical care is not obtained during a heart attack. It is a threat to survival. It is difficult to get medical care in a situation of heart attack while alone.

Let us assume a situation. Some one is returning back home, of course alone, after an unusually tiring day. Many things have gone wrong and he or she has got a negative mindset. He or she is really tired, upset and frustrated.

Suddenly the person starts experiencing severe pain in his or her chest that starts to adiate out into arms and up into jaw. The nearest hospital is miles away. Unfortunately the person does not know if he or she will be able to make it that far. The person has been trained in CPR, but the guy that taught the course did not tell how to perform it self.

He is in crisis. A health crisis that may lead him or her to death if proper medical care is not obtained. He needs a cardiologist badly but no cardiologist is near by!

What can the poor fellow do at that time?

Ventricular thrombus

 Cardiac duplex ultrasound image (4-chamber view), obtained 2 days after thrombosis showing the thrombus attached to left ventricular apex (arrow).  Left ventricular apical thrombus after systemic thrombosis with recombinant tissue plasminogen.......
Cardiac duplex ultrasound image (4-chamber view), obtained 2 days after thrombosis showing the thrombus attached to left ventricular apex (arrow). Left ventricular apical thrombus after systemic thrombosis with recombinant tissue plasminogen....... | Source

Suffering Heart Attack While Alone


Many people suffer a heart attack or cardiac stroke while alone. Many times the person has only about ten to fifteen seconds left before losing consciousness. It is very difficult for the person to survive without proper medical help. Unfortunately, most of the times in this type of situation, they are unable to get proper medical help.

Thousands of deaths occur every year all over the world in this type of situations. This comes suddenly and it is almost impossible to predict when and where a person faces a cardiac stroke or heart attack. It is also not possible that a person will not move or live alone.

This can be happened to any one and at any place. No matter he or she is an American, an English, Australian, a French or Chinese. No matter where he or she is. It may happen in India, America, UK, Canada, Brazil or any where else.

We don't want to see this but this happens again and again. It will be better if we know what to do at this critical time, at an emergency. Some simple exercise can save a life, so knowing this is better.

Prevent hear attack

Secretary Sebelius gives remarks at the launch of the Million Hearts Initiative, which aims to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes over the next five years. HHS photo by Chris Smith
Secretary Sebelius gives remarks at the launch of the Million Hearts Initiative, which aims to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes over the next five years. HHS photo by Chris Smith

Is there any way for them to survive?


I have got a simple tip to follow from Mr. Kuldeep Kothari, a chartered accountant in Delhi, India. I would like to reproduce the same that may help some.

These victims can help themselves by coughing vigorously and repeatedly. They should take a deep breath before each cough. The cough should be deep and prolonged. It should be like producing sputum from deep inside the chest. They have to repeat deep breath and vigorous cough again and again continually till getting proper medical help. Sometimes heart starts beating normally again even without medical help while applying this process.

Human heart continually pump blood to and fro lungs and body through veins and artery. It maintains supply of oxygen through out the body cells. Blood also brings Carbon-di-oxide from body cells to the lungs and exhales it. Blood supply disrupts in cardiac stroke. Human heart damages severely in cardiac stroke (heart attack). This affect is generally of permanent nature. It also affects ejection fractioning of the heart (efficiency of pumping blood). Severe heart attack may lead to fatal cardiac arrest.

Deep breaths enhance oxygen supply into the lungs and coughing squeezes the heart that keeps blood circulating. The squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it regain normal rhythm. The victims can get time to reach hospital or at least to get help from other persons in this way.

A simple acupressure technique can also be helpful. One has to press his or her nails of ring finger in left hand. There will be pain. However, one has to bear that for survival. The process may be repeated to left foot. This acupressure reduces blood pressure and stop cardiac attack.

I request readers to tell as many people as possible about this process. It can save their lives!!

Cardiologists say if you, who have read this article, send it to ten people; you can bet that you will save at least one life. Please share this article in social media to save lives. It will be a noble service to humankind that will cost you nothing.

Thanks.

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Disclaimer


The author is neither a cardiologist nor a medical practitioner. Please consult your cardiologist or medical adviser before applying the same. The author will not and can not be held responsible or accountable for any harm, evil or health problem because of this article.

Request: Please mail this hub to your friends and family. If you feel it will be helpful to other persons, you may submit this hub to digg, stumbleupon, facebook, orkut, twitter or any other book marking site.Your effort may save some lives.

Thanks again.

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Comments 11 comments

Darvon Lawsuit 5 years ago

It comes into my thoughts every now and then about the thought of getting a stroke or heart attack while I'm alone in my house. Thanks for the information shared here. This has given me some piece of mind.


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JYOTI KOTHARI 6 years ago from Jaipur Author

Thanks for your comment. I am happy if it could help you.


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Lita C. Malicdem 6 years ago from Philippines

I live in my house alone. The children are grown and I can't leave home to live with them despite their pleadings. I once suffered Transient Ischaemic Attack(TIA) inside the church while singing with the choir. My heart is neither that bad nor good. Early signs of stroke, a "mini-stroke", that is. Your tips are just what I need. Thanks.


Elite Health 7 years ago

In the cases of heart attack and cardiac arrest, or any other heart shocks, time sets to be the most crucial factor for the survival of the patient. Sometimes, a little knowledge regarding the immediate actions to be taken may help your near and dear ones to survive in such incidents. Keith Churchwell has extraordinarily explained the pros and cons while handling patient suffering immediate heart attack or cardiac arrest in www.wellsphere.com/complementary-alternative-medicine-article/heart-attack-or-cardiac-arrest/610913. The response a person takes to treat a victim decides the probability of his/her survival. Its been my personal experience fighting to survive against a heart attack. A quick recognization of your bodily responses may increase your chances of survival. Because of having many heart problems, I was enrolled in a concierge Healthcare program from elite health. I was attacked by a severe heart attack in a party, luckily surrounded by many people. Some of the sudden changes in my body was recognized by me and anticipated immediately. I got a very severe chest pain which was almost unbearable for more than a minute. I got the suspicion that I might be having heart attack, and immediately called my physician on the phone, and explained my condition and its severity. Because of the immediate guidance, I was directed immediately to have an aspirin which I used to carry with me as prescribed by my physician. It was quite a frightening experience for me to face such a heart attack, but somehow I managed to be calm until 911 arrived. I was immediately taken to the nearest hospital, where already my physician were present and have got everything setup according to my medical history. And it was in some matter of seconds that everything was in control. A doctor, who already have the complete knowledge of the medical history and fitness of the person, extra ordinarily ameliorate your recovery process. Hence such a concierge level program from Elite health, helped me a save my life, like many others.


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ratnaveera 7 years ago from Cumbum

What a nice topic you have taken! This will be really helpful to get first aid from heart attack! Thanks a lot.


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JYOTI KOTHARI 7 years ago from Jaipur Author

Earnest hub, Marisa wright and Jewels,

Thanks all of you for your comments. I will investigate as per suggession of Marisa.

Jyoti Kothari


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Jewels 7 years ago from Australia

Thanks for that advice, it may come in handy. Interestingly, I was wondering what one would do in this situation.


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Marisa Wright 7 years ago from Sydney

Jyoti, I'm afraid you may have been taken in by a hoax email that's been circulating around the web for ages. Do some Googling!


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earnestshub 7 years ago from Melbourne Australia

Thank you Jyoti, a very kind and thoughtful hub.


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JYOTI KOTHARI 7 years ago from Jaipur Author

Hi Anjali,

Please let me know the opinion of your cardiologist.

Thanks,

Jyoti Kothari


Anjali Kapadia 7 years ago

Jyoti,

How to survive a heart attack while alone is a very helpful hub. This may save hundreds of life. I will consult my cardiologist.

Thanks for a helping hub.

Anjali

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