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HOW TO SURVIVE A HEART ATTACK WHEN ALONE

Updated on November 27, 2007

Let's say it's 6.15 pm 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 radiate 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, but the guy that taught the

course did not tell you how to perform it on yourself.

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 says If everyone who gets this mail

sends it to 10 people, you can bet that we'll save at

least one life.

BE A FRIEND AND PLEASE SEND

THIS ARTICLE TO AS MANY FRIENDS! AS POSSIBLE

"If you love life, life will love you back"

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      Chuck Nugent 

      10 years ago from Tucson, Arizona

      Good advice. It is scary when you think about getting a heart attack with no one to help you and no time to get help. Thanks for the information.

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