Sep 1, 2009

Heat Attack know how..

A serious note
about heart attacks
HEART ATTACK PROCEDURE': (THIS IS NOT A
JOKE!)

Women should know that not every heart attack symptom is going
to be the left arm hurting. Be aware of intense pain in the jaw line. You may
never have the first chest pain during the course of a heart attack . Nausea and
intense sweating are also common symptoms.  Sixty percent of people who have a
heart attack while they are asleep do not wake up.  Pain in the jaw can wake you
from a sound sleep. Let's be careful and be aware. The more we know the better
chance we could survive...

Let's say it's
6.15 pm and you're driving home. 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.

'HOW TO SURVIVE A HEART ATTACK WHEN ALONE':


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 vigorously.  A deep
breath should be taken before each cough, 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.  This allows
the heart attack victim to get to a hospital.



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