How To Survive A Heart Attack When Alone

Let’s say it’s 7:25 pm and you’re going home after an unusually hard day.
You are really tired, upset and frustrated.
Suddenly you start experiencing severe pain in your chest, that starts to drag down into your arm and up into your jaw. You are only about 5 km from the hospital nearest your home.
Unfortunately, you don’t know if you’ll be able to make it.
You been trained in CPR but the person who taught the course did not tell you how to perform it on yourself.
How do you survive a heart attack when alone? Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack, the person whose heart is beating improperly, and who begins to feel faint, has only about 10 seconds left, before losing consciousness. First dial 000.
However, in the meantime, one school of thought is, you can help yourself by coughing repeatedly, and very vigorously.
A deep breath should be taken before each cough, and the cough must be deep and prolonged. A deep breath and a cough must be repeated about every two seconds, without
letting up, until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally again.
The reasoning is that deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs, and coughing movements squeeze the heart and keep the blood circulating. This squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it regain normal rhythm. In this way heart attack victims can get to a hospital, or help themselves until help arrives.
Remember always ring 000 first.
If you have any heart health concerns, see your doctor, get a referral and make an appointment with a cardiologist.
They are the experts in heart care.

Part of the course involves the “4 Steps to Life” program, which shows you what to do when a person enters cardiac arrest.
1. One call 000 for ambulance
2. Open a person’s airways
3. Pump their chest
4. Breathe mouth to mouth
+ Automated External Defribrillator (A Lee D)
The earlier these four steps are performed the greater the chance of a person’s survival.
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