While having a Heart Attack alone, you can Buy Some Time, to get help!!!
THIS WAS WORTH PASSING ON - PLEASE REMEMBER IT.
Let's say it's 6:15 p.m. and you're driving 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. What can you do?
You've been trained in CPR, but the guy that taught the course
neglected to 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,
this article seemed in order.)
Without help, the person whose heart stops beating properly 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 to be beating
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! :)
Credit: Anonymous E-Mail
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