Oh no, you’re having a heart attack . . . ALONE
This information crossed my desk and I felt strongly that it should be passed along. I would encourage you to read it more than once. Be well. DR
Let’s say it’s 7:25 pm 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.
HOW TO SURVIVE A HEART ATTACK WHEN YOU ARE 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 to regain a normal rhythm. In this way, heart attack victims can get help or to a hospital.
Tell as many other people as possible about this. It could save their lives!
A cardiologist says that If everyone who gets this email, & kindly sends it to 10 people, you can bet that we’ll save at least one life.
Clearly, this is a blog, but you can copy and past this. Send it to people that matter to you. If everyone does that, this word will get out in no time.
If this message comes around to you ……more than once…..please don’t get irritated…..You need to be happy that you have many friends who care about you & you are being reminded of how to tackle heart attacks when you are alone.
Please . . . take care!