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How to Survive a Heart Attack Alone
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Spence    Posted 01-22-2004 at 18:07:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just passing this on. Hope it helps someone.

Spence.

HOW TO SURVIVE A HEART ATTACK ALONE
> >
> >From F. Daniel Rochman MD
> >
> >If everyone who gets this sends it to 10 people, you can bet that
> we'll save at least one life. 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. Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack, this article seemed to be 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, and a cough must be repeated about every 2 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!
> >
> >> > >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.


A GAIDEMAK    Posted 06-29-2004 at 15:04:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]
THIS IS A HOAX!!! sEE THE FOLLOWING FOR COMMENTS:
http://www.mendedhearts.org/education-cough-cpr.htm
AND
http://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/hoaxes/hoax5.asp?HName=How+To+Survive+A+Heart+Attack+Alone

AND MANY OTHERS== BEWARE!!


Fern(Mi)    Posted 01-23-2004 at 05:18:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good advice. I shall try to yake your words to heart.
I have had so many angina attacks I'm on two Nitroglycerins. Almost affraid if somebody bumps me I'll blow blow both of us appart.
Doc. Tells me when I go I'll be gone before I hit the ground.
That sounds alright to me. I shan't want to lie around lingering a long useless death scene.
I'll pass it on.
Thanks.


deadcarp    Posted 01-22-2004 at 19:00:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
good a plan as any spence - maybe that's why so many peoples' last words (11 seconds after feelng funny) are something like "oh chute!"


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