Friday, March 11, 2011

self cpr if your alone and haveing a Heart attack

VERY Important!!

What are you to do if you have a heart attack

While you are alone.

If you've already received this,

It means people care about you.

The Johnson City Medical Center staff actually

Discovered this and did an in-depth study

On it in our ICU.

The two individuals that discovered this then did

An article on it, had it published and have had it incorporated into ACLS and CPR classes.

It is very true and has and does work.

It is called cough CPR.

A cardiologist says it's the truth

If everyone who gets this sends it to 10 people,

You can bet that we'll save at least one life.

It could save your life!

Let's say it's 6:15 p.m. And you're driving home

(alone of course), after an usually 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 didn't tell

You what to do if it happened to 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 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 let 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 240s newsletter


(reprint from The Mended Hearts, Inc. Publication, Heart Response)




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