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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My Dad just had a heart attack, luckily his Mom (My Nan) drove him to the hospital, but he might not be so lucky next time, I’m reblogging this for him.
Reblog it, you never know who’s life you might save
A colleague of mine passed away today because of an heart attack. I wish I could’ve showed him this before today.
Hey kids, Nurse Erin here with a public service announcement: This is bull shit. Do not, I repeat, DO NOT rely on this. If you are having an irregular heart beat, forced coughing may keep blood flowing to your brain for a few seconds, but is in no way life saving. If you are alone and having a heart attack(which is different than an irregular heart beat), you need to call 911(or the emergency number in your country) to get PROFESSIONAL HELP!! If you driving alone in your car, pull over and call for emergency help.
This is the American Heart Association. They make up the guidelines for CPR training for lay people and professionals(most hospitals will not accept CPR training from other sources). http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/More/CardiacArrest/Cough-CPR_UCM_432380_Article.jsp
Read what they have to say about “cough CPR” and it’s only possible use. And it is not to treat a heart attack when you are alone. If you start having chest pains, sit down and call for emergency help.
Thank you and have a nice day.
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