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The Beat Goes On

Posted by Miss Maria on September 26, 2002 at 09:33:16:

The Beat Goes On
> > > >
> > WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE A HEART ATTACK WHILE YOU'RE ALONE.

> > 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 even 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....> > Read This...It could save your 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, didn't tell you what to do if it happened to yourself.
> > > > > > > >>
> > > > > > > >>HOW TO SURVIVE A HEART ATTACK WHEN ALONE
> > > > > > > >>
> > Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack, this
> > articleseemed to be in order. Without help, the person whose heart is
>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, 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 everytwo 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)



Re: The Beat Goes On (Archive in coronary.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on September 27, 2002 at 07:44:53:

In Reply to: The Beat Goes On posted by Miss Maria on September 26, 2002 at 09:33:16:

Thanks, Maria.

This actually has a valid chance of working!

However, this is at the last extremity. Surely, the best is to prevent the problem with the information on this website.

Of course, humans tend to be like mules: "They have to get a 2X4 between the eyes to get their attention before any action can take place."

Namaste`

Walt

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