HOW TO SURVIVE A HEART ATTACK WHEN ALONE
Let’s say it’s 6.15pm 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, but the guy that taught the course did not tell you how to perform it on yourself..!!
NOW 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 perhaps buy precious time to get themselves to a phone and dial 911.
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This was a viral email text from 1999 guys:
Here’s a quote from the urban legends website article:
"This is a case where a nugget of truth has apparently been misunderstood and misrepresented to the public, though not intentionally. A chapter of Mended Hearts published it without proper research. It was then reprinted by other chapters and eventually found its way into email form."
This not only very rarely helps, it can actually make it worse.
It can be used and can help some people, but only in specific circumstances with a specific type of heart problems. I recommend reading the whole article for more information. (http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/blcpr.htm)
More articles on this:
http://www.snopes.com/medical/homecure/coughcpr.asp (ALSO VERY HELPFUL)
THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW IF YOU HAVE A HEART ATTACK:
1) KNOW THE SIGNS OF A HEART ATTACK (THEY ARE DIFFERENT FOR MEN AND WOMEN)
2) GET HELP IMMEDIATELY (CALL 911 OF YOUR COUNTRY’S EQUIVALENT EMERGENCY NUMBER)
3) REMAIN CALM AND DO YOUR BEST NOT TO MOVE VERY MUCH
Some of the websites I researched have recommended taking an aspirin (and chewing it!) after you call 911 if possible, as it can help break up blood clots. However, this can make symptoms worse in some certain cases, so be careful.
THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF SURVIVING A HEART ATTACK IS TO GET HELP IMMEDIATELY. 90% OF PEOPLE WHO ARRIVE AT THE HOSPITAL ALIVE AFTER HAVING A HEART ATTACK WILL SURVIVE.
If you have heart problems or worry about heart problems, talk to your doctor, get informed, be prepared.
Stay safe everyone.