1. let's say it's 6.15pm and you're driving home (alone of course) after your day on the job. you're really tired, 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 five miles from the hospital nearest your home.
    unfortunately you don't know if you'll be able to make it that far

    [font=fixedsys]what to do ?
    you have been trained in cpr, but the guy that conducted 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 conscious

    [font=fixedsys]what to do ?
    do not panic, but start coughing repeatedly and very vigorously.

    a deep breath should be taken before each cough, 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 !!! don't ever think that you are not prone to heart attack as your age is less than 25 or 30. nowadays due to the change in the
    life style, heartattack is found among people of all age groups.
    be a friend and please send this article to as many friends as possible
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  3. by   Lachrymologist
    Very important information! Thanks for sharing.
  4. by   traumaRUs
    may i ask you to cite your source please? i believe this is far more urban legend than based in factual scientific evidence.

    if you feel you are having a heart attack, calling 911 is the only thing you should do...am unsure where you get this 10 seconds and i'll pass out thing at all.

    to the op - if you can cite some scientific evidence, please pm me and i'll be glad to reopen this thread - thanks.

    all readers - this is why we don"t allow medical advice!!!
    Last edit by traumaRUs on Aug 13, '06