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Self-CPR:
HOW TO SURVIVE A HEART ATTACK WHEN ALONE

Let's say it's 6.15 pm and  you're driving 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 letting-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!!

From Health Cares, Rochester
General Hospital via Chapter 240's newsletter.

This could help even if you are not alone and waiting for help.


Sent to me by "Hannoud Mirza" <hanadym@hotmail.com>

Nada AbiSamra