How to survive a heart attack when alone

@brisk123 (2826)
India
July 22, 2008 3:27pm CST
Hi everyone!! One of my friend posted this to me and I want to share this with you all.This is about heart attack. 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 untill help arrives, or untill the heart is felt to be beating normally again. Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements sqeeze the heart and keep the blood circulating. the sqeezing 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!!
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@momz2gd (295)
• United States
22 Jul 08
Take an asprin and call 911.
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@brisk123 (2826)
• India
22 Jul 08
Thank you for your prompt reply but what if you don't have an aspirin with you and you are in middle of nowhere.No phone calls, no people, no network?
@sirrob (4112)
• Philippines
25 Jul 08
taking aspirin and calling 911/999 is a brilliant idea. but without aspirin and no network connections, that is just way out of perspective. a responsible person who have this kind of condition should always bring aspirin with them unless you really want to die.
@sirrob (4112)
• Philippines
25 Jul 08
this article has been circulated in the net long time ago and yes there is this kind of procedure being done but with proper supervision. this hasn't been proven so effective and is not recommended or being advocated to the public to use this method where there is no medical supervision. if you knew exactly what you are doing (which would be the biggest question here) then it might help you save your life but (and here goes the consequence) if ever you attempt to do a cough CPR (that's what it is called) in a wrong way or at the wrong time then it could make matter worse than you thought would save you. it is just far too risky for a layman to attempt the method and it might be the very thing that could kill you specially if that heart attack does not result in cardiac arrest. but again, it's your choice and this is not being recommended by experts coz this could pose a greater risk to the public.
@brisk123 (2826)
• India
25 Jul 08
Thank you Sirrob for sharing this very important and valuable information.I am glad you responded to this, otherwise we wouldn't have known the other risking factor involved in that procedure to a person having heart attack.
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@sirrob (4112)
• Philippines
25 Jul 08
you are most welcome, brisk. anytime when it comes to medical situations i would be around. :-) i'll do my best to respond. even myself are not advocating those method when i'm giving trainings but it's up to them to do it.