1 Let’s say it’s 7.25pm and you’re
going home (alone of course) after an unusually hard day on the job.
2 You’re really tired, upset and
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 don’t know if you’ll be able to make it that
5 You have been trained in CPR, but the guy that 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
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
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
10 A cardiologist says If everyone who gets this mail, kindly
sends it to 10 people, you can bet that we’ll save at least one life.
11 Rather than sending jokes,
please..contribute by forwarding this mail which can save a person’s