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Old 10-17-2006, 09:27 AM   #1
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Exclamation Heart Attack - How to survive when alone.

A friend on another board posted this and I thought it warranted spreading around - like the stroke thread.

HEART ATTACK - HOW TO SURVIVE WHEN ALONE

A prominent cardiologist says if everyone who reads this tells 10 people you can bet that we'll save at least one life. Read this... It could save your life!! 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. 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 inside the chest. A breath and a cough must be repeated about every two seconds without letup 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! or copy it and email to all your friends courtesy of Worldwide Aromatiques

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Old 10-17-2006, 09:58 AM   #2
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This is actually only part of the story. This can be a good thing to do, but it can also be a bad thing to do.

Check out more information here.
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Old 10-17-2006, 10:41 AM   #3
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Thank you so much, GB. The explanation on Snopes gave much more information and I am grateful that you posted this.
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Old 10-17-2006, 10:49 AM   #4
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As I am grateful that you posted this in the first place
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Old 10-17-2006, 10:55 AM   #5
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ok, so you sneeze for a stroke?

i'm afraid to ask what to do for colon cancer...
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BuckyTom, you are on fire today.
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Old 10-17-2006, 11:05 AM   #7
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umm, lol, no hb. i just lit a match...

colon cancer isn't gonna get me!

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