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  • How to survive a heart attack when alone?

    1. Letís say itís 7.25pm and youíre going home (alone of course) after an unusually hard day on the job.

    2. Youíre really tired, upset and frustrated.

    3 Suddenly you start experiencing severe pain in your chest that starts to drag out into your arm and up in to your jaw. You are only about five km from the hospital nearest your home.

    4. Unfortunately you donít know if youíll be able to make it that far.

    5. You have been trained in CPR, but the guy who taught the course did not tell you how to perform it on yourself.

    6. 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.

    7. 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.

    8. 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.

    9. Tell as many other people as possible about this. It could save their lives!!

    10. A cardiologist says If everyone who gets this mail kindly sends it to 10 people, you can bet that weíll save at least one life.

    11. Rather than sending jokes, please... contribute by forwarding this mail which can save a personís life.

    12. If this message comes around you... more than onceÖ please donít get irritated... You should instead, be happy that you have many friends who care about you & keeps reminding you how to deal with a Heart attack.

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    Thanks Lou. Good information to know. I was unaware of this.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Steve Hollander View Post
      Thanks Lou. Good information to know. I was unaware of this.
      I had never heard this either. It was sent to me by someone that worked for me at a used car lot down in Gainesville Florida 30 years ago. But it does really make sense once you think of it.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Lou Newton View Post

        I had never heard this either. It was sent to me by someone that worked for me at a used car lot down in Gainesville Florida 30 years ago. But it does really make sense once you think of it.
        Good advice, but hope I never have to use it.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by redsoxmaloney View Post

          Good advice, but hope I never have to use it.
          Thanks for the reply Tom. I hope none of us needs this info too, but it is very good to know in case someone does. Since it is the leading cause of death, this could be very valuable information. I am the most likely one to need it. It could be The Lord that had this man send this to me.

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