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Mailbag: If You Are Alone And Having Chest Pain

This comes from Dr. Patrick Teefy, Cardiology Head at the
Nuclear Medicine Institute University Hospital, London Ontario
I hope everyone can send this on as it is really important for everyone to know!
1.     Let’s say it’s 7:25 pm and you’re going  home (alone of course) after an unusually hard day on the job.
2. You’re really tired, upset and frustrated.
3.       Suddenly you start experiencing severe pain in your chest that starts to drag out into your arm and up into your jaw.
You are only about five km from the hospital nearest your home.
4.     Unfortunately you don’t know if you’ll be able to make it that far.
5.       You have been trained in CPR, but the guy that taught the course did not tell you how to perform it on yourself.
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.
7.       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.
8.     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 to regain a normal rhythm.
In this way, heart attack victims can get help or to a hospital.
9. . Tell as many other people as possible about this. It could save their lives!
10.   . A cardiologist says: “If everyone who gets  this email & kindly sends it to 10 people, you can bet that we’ll save at least one life.
11.       Rather than sending jokes,  please …… contribute by forwarding this email which can save a  person’s life….
12.       If this message comes around to you  ….. more than once….. please don’t get irritated….. U need to  be happy that you have many friends who care about you & you are being reminded of how to tackle…. Hea

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