How to survive a heart attack when alone!

@jcyap888 (721)
Philippines
September 1, 2007 10:31pm CST
Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack, without help, the person whose heart are beating improperly and begin to feel faint, has only 10 seconds left before losing conciousness. However the person can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously. a deep breath should be taken before each cough, 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 left out until help arrives, or until the heart is felt beating normally again. Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements swueeze the heart and keep the blood circulating. The squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it regain normal rhythm. In this way, heart victim can get to a hospitals. Tell as many other people about this it could saves lives.
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@lilaclady (28270)
• Australia
2 Sep 07
I remember seeing this put up in a forum once before and when I told some friends they said there are things on the internet that diputes this and I was told I was irrisponsible for telling people, but then when I told another friend who used to be an ambulance man said they used this at times, so there are two sides of thinking about this idea but as I saif if you are alone you have to rey something... and I saw in an episode of House they used it as well....regarless it is worth knowing, thank you
@jcyap888 (721)
• Philippines
2 Sep 07
those who comment about it the it was irresponsible, it is there free will, we are just spreading this idea for everyone who might be trap in this situation, this is a great help for those who have heart problem. sharing is not bad it is better to have some idea better than none.
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@lilaclady (28270)
• Australia
3 Sep 07
I agree with you 100% anything is worth a try, some people are just negative about everything.... I still say thank you for spreading the word
• Canada
2 Sep 07
That is very useful information to know . I didn't know this and it could come in handy someday to anyone of us as you never know when you are going to take a heart attack . I knew that taking aspirin during a heart attack could be helpful but never heard of this . I will have to tell my dad as he has already taken a heart attack and is at home for much of the time himself as his wife works and is gone for most of the day .
@jcyap888 (721)
• Philippines
3 Sep 07
yes very useful! in this case we should know how to CPR ourself too in case there is no one to help! aspirin is good too. this information is just a help in case we forgot to bring the aspirin.
• Malaysia
2 Sep 07
Yeah.....I will tell as many other people about this it could saves lives. And thanks for your sincere giving. And I like learning and make practice. As practice makes perfect. Salute!!!!and Bye for now.
• Portugal
2 Sep 07
Yup!! lets spread the word... nice post
@ryanphil01 (4187)
• Philippines
4 Sep 07
This cough procedure outlined in your discussion might be beneficial under certain circumstances. I still adhere the advice from medical experts that this procedure should only be performed under professional supervision. According to the American Heart Association, "the usefulness of "cough CPR" is generally limited to monitored patients with a witnessed arrest in the hospital setting".
• Philippines
3 Sep 07
Thanks for this information, you can save lives by posting this discussion.
• Australia
2 Sep 07
I've heard about this. i wonder though if you'd remember to do this whilst having a heart attack?
@wiccania (3362)
• United States
2 Sep 07
I've actually known about this for years. Not from the internet, but from a doctor that I knew awhile back.
@shaz6611 (951)
• Australia
2 Sep 07
I'll be sure to pass this on to my Mum as she has already suffered from a major heart attack and was brought back to life 3 times. Should it ever happen again coughing sure wouldnt do any damage I'm sure, and it could help save her life. Thanks for the tip :)