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How to Survive a Heart Attack When Alone

Discussion in 'JF Doctor' started by MziziMkavu, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. MziziMkavu

    MziziMkavu JF-Expert Member

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    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 startexperiencing 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..!!
    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!!
    i will say If everyone who gets this broadcast sends it to 10 people, you can bet that we'll save at least one life.

    Rather than sharing jokes please.. contribute by broadcasting this which can save a person's life!!!!

    Hoax or Fact:


    This message was circulating through emails and on various social networking platform since 1999, explaining how to survive a heart attack when alone. The message says that cough therapy could be life savior when someone is going through heart attack.

    The message claims
    that the source is from a Cardiologist. However, there is no mention of the name of the Cardiologist, nor any authorized medical institution.

    The American Heart Association states that cough CPR can be useful, but only under certain conditions. It
    need not necessarily be a life savior, and that it should be used under professional medical supervision.

    You can also find the mention about these fake messages about cough CPR on Wikipedia in reference section.

    Any critical medical advises like these should be used with extreme care and caution, because it can endanger someone's life.