Let’s say it’s 6.15 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 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. 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 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 get to a hospital. Tell as many other people as possible about this. It could save their lives!!!
What is the source of this info ?
ohh……..great info coz now a days most of de deaths r bcoz of heart failures………v ll surely tell dis to as many as possible
Dr. Chetan says
Trina, i found this in an email from my friend, and i share all sort of things like these which i get by mail 😉
A simple web search will confirm that this is a hoax.
Some simple knowledge of physiology should be enough to know that this is not possible. It’s also a fairly obvious fact that someone suffering a heart attack would be incapable of driving during the episode.
This one belongs in the same basket as all the other email hoaxes, it’s being promulgated by people who want to eat bandwidth.
Dr. Chetan says
Sage, you explain it right i think.. but it was interesting to read so posted it here!