If everyone who gets this sends it to 10 people,
you can bet that we’ll save at least one life.
Let’s say it’s 6:15 p.m. 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. What can you do? You’ve been trained in
CPR but the guy that taught the course neglected to tell you how to perform
it on yourself.
Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack, this article seemed to be in order.
Without help, the person whose heart
stops beating properly 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. The cough must be deep and prolonged, as when
producing sputum from deep inside the chest. And a cough must be repeated
about every 2 seconds without let up until help arrives, or until the heart
is felt to be beating normally again.
Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungsand coughing movements squeeze the heartand 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.