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    Self CPR (??)

    PLEASE READ MY COMMENTS (In Blue). [MW]


    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 and 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 'AND THE BEAT GOES ON '

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

    BE A FRIEND AND PLEASE SEND THIS ARTICLE TO AS MANY FRIENDS AS POSSIBLE



    NOTE: The following is an excerpt from one of the Medical Folks on the Internet, all of whom "say" the previous advice should be done under "controlled" supervision, however there is no mention of what to do, other than call for assistance," when you are by yourself. [MW]


    " AHA Recommendation
    The best strategy is to be aware of the early warning signs for heart attack and cardiac arrest and respond to them by calling 9-1-1. If you're driving alone and you start having severe chest pain or discomfort that starts to spread into your arm and up into your jaw (the scenario presented in the Internet article), pull over and flag down another motorist for help or phone 9-1-1 on a cellular telephone. "



    On the other hand, when Self CPR is the only option........DO IT, hope for the best and get help.





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    Some kind of stupid e-mail spam??? Mostly male gender specific,the author knows little about medicine,HMMMM, female heart attack symptoms are usually totally different than male symptoms.

    Better advice is to find out what the symptons are before you experience them.If you can,take 2 aspirin and call 911.

    This is also listed as a hoax,see link.

    http://www.hoax-slayer.com/survive-heart-attack.html

    Last edited by DanM; 10-21-10 at 10:29 PM. Reason: added link

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanM View Post
    Some kind of stupid e-mail spam??? Mostly male gender specific,the author knows little about medicine,HMMMM, female heart attack symptoms are usually totally different than male symptoms.

    Better advice is to find out what the symptons are before you experience them.If you can,take 2 aspirin and call 911.

    This is also listed as a hoax,see link.

    http://www.hoax-slayer.com/survive-heart-attack.html
    " NOTE: The following is an excerpt from one of the Medical Folks on the Internet, all of whom "say" the previous advice should be done under "controlled" supervision, however there is no mention of what to do, other than call for assistance," when you are by yourself. [MW]

    " AHA Recommendation
    The best strategy is to be aware of the early warning signs for heart attack and cardiac arrest and respond to them by calling 9-1-1. If you're driving alone and you start having severe chest pain or discomfort that starts to spread into your arm and up into your jaw (the scenario presented in the Internet article), pull over and flag down another motorist for help or phone 9-1-1 on a cellular telephone. "



    On the other hand, when Self CPR is the only option........DO IT, hope for the best and get help. "


    Furthermore; As a Bona-Fied member of the "Zipper Club" my own opinion is; Time and Circumstance determines a persons length of temporary existance in this world and no amount of medical help or faith is going to change it. No one will ever leave this World/Universe alive. So far, my clock, for whatever reason, has not run out.





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    or just stick you finger in a light socket LOL == NOT!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Zebra29er View Post
    or just stick you finger in a light socket LOL == NOT!!!
    Best one!!! Just spit all over 'puter!


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