Life Saver in the event of a
HOW TO SURVIVE A HEART ATTACK WHEN ALONE
The following message contains advice that should be used
only when there are absolutely no other means to ensure survival.
Thanks to Len Miskulin
SURVIVE A HEART ATTACK WHEN ALONE
Read This - It could save your life!
Let's say it's 6:15 p.m. and you're driving home (alone of course), after a 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, didn't tell you what to do if a heart attack happens to you.
Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack, this article seemed to be in order.
Without help, the person whose heart is beating properly and who begins to feel faint has only about 10 seconds left before losing
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
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!
From Health Cares, Rochester General Hospital via Chapter 240s
newsletter "AND THE BEAT GOES ON ...." (reprint from The Mended Hearts, Inc.
publication, Heart Response) [*]
BE A FRIEND AND PLEASE SEND THIS ARTICLE TO AS
MANY FRIENDS AS POSSIBLE
Len Miskulin SCC BA WTC
Live Beat Dads UK
+44 (0)20-8508 6980
CHILDREN NEED BOTH PARENTS
Two aspects of the advice forwarded by Len
must be considered:
The Rochester General Hospital declared that it did not
Mended Hearts actually published the
write-up, but they subsequently declared that they no longer stand by it.
Some people actually went so far as to declare the advice
offered (a.k.a. Cough CPR) to be a hoax. However, that is undeserved. See the
more extensive discussion relating to that issue for
of the controversy. WHS
Do more women than men die of heart attacks?
Myths according to Oprah and the facts!
In all age groups, boys and men are more likely to die from heart attack than girls and
women are, depending on age, from 1.07 to 2.52 times more likely!
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Posted 2002 05 05
2002 11 19 (added introductory paragraph and a footnote)