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Warning posted on 14th Feb. 2000

For your Safety - How to survive a heart attack !

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.

All of a sudden 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 you 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 neglected to 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, this article
seemed in order.)


Without help, the person whose heart stops 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 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 on the heart also helps it regain normal rhythm.
In this way, heart attack victims can get to a phone and, between breaths,
call for help.


WARNING IT IS A HOAX
We could not find any medical organization confirming this procedure. Please visit following sites

http://www.fathersforlife.org/health/heartlifesaver1.htm
http://au.trendmicro-europe.com/smb/vinfo/hoaxes.php?vHoax=116
http://urbanlegends.about.com/science/urbanlegends/library/blcpr.htm