What to do to survive during heart attack?
October 28, 2008 1:18am CST
Let u say, it is 6.15 pm and you are driving home (alone of course) after an unusually hard day. You are really tired and frustrated.....You are really stressed and supst....Suddenly you start experiencing severe pai9n in your chest that starts to radiate out into your arms and up into your jaw. You are only few miles from the hospital nearest to your home.WHAT TO DO...?Since many people are alone when thy 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 conscious.Do not panic, but start coughing repeatedly and very vigorously. A deep breath should be taken before each cough. The cough must be deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep inside the chest. A breath and cough must be repeated about every two seconds without let-up untill help arrives or untill 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.ARTICLE PUBLISHED ON No.240 OF JOURNAL OF GENERAL HOSPITAL ROCHESTER. I hope that this will be helpful to the members. It will be my great pleasure if this really helps someone. However, if you have any doubt/querry about the information given above, please ask your doctor...Do not just ignore heart pain. With the modern life style even the young people between 25 to 40 are also likely to have heart attacks.
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• Sao Paulo, Brazil
28 Oct 08
Hello, deserve40! That is a real useful information! It is surely going to be useful if I have a haert attack, for sure! Thanks for sharing this with me, I feel much more comfortable about my old age. I still have a long way to go until I reach 25, but one day I will be there and I might be a victim of heart attack. And when the time comes, I want to be ready. If I didn't read this, I'd only say I would start breathing slower. Breathing slower because it would help me not panicking, and it would also make my body works in a calm way, not allowing the heart to beat way too fast. And if I was alone in a car with a heart attack, the first thing I would do was to park the car in the driveway. I wouldn't want to see any accidents happening just because I was trying to survive. Respectfully, Munhozmib.
28 Oct 08
Thank you for giving this tip. It is very useful especially in our modern life where everybody is living their own ways. There are instances where a person who is suffering from heart attack was not helped even though there are many passersby. This is due to individuality which is strongly planted deep within oneself and they become selfish and doesn't want to lend a hand whenever it is needed. Social responsibility is hard to be found among youths and adults nowadays. So yes it is important that we know what to do in a critical moment like having a heart attack.
• Garden Grove, California
29 Oct 08
hi deserve thanks for a v ery helpful discussion which I hope gets a ton of responses as I am 82 almost and have wondered'about that myself. I had read something'similar tothis before but dont remember where I read it.As a diabetic I always think about heart attacks and heart problems too. I try to be ]as good to my heart as I know how to be.
28 Oct 08
Thank you for this information. I will remember it. If I ever need to use it, I will remember it and if someone with me is having a heart attack, I will now be able to tell them what do to. Thank you. I feel better now knowing that I can actually try and help myself if I take a heart attack. I would of just panicked before.