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08 Feb 2012 00:00 by juliew Star rating in La Herradura, Costa .... 68 posts Send private message

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Let's say it's 6.15pm and you're going home, after an unusually hard day at work.

You're really tired, upset and frustrated.

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 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..


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 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 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!!

A cardiologist says If everyone who gets this mail sends it to 10 people, you can bet that we'll save at least one life.

Rather than sending jokes please.. Contribute by forwarding this mail which can save a person's life....If this message comes around you ...........more than once.....please don't get irritated.......YOU need to be happy that you are being reminded of how to tackle....Heart attacks....AGAIN...

Penni Giles
Continuing Care Administrator
NHS Cornwall & Isles of Scilly





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08 Feb 2012 13:28 by Scout Star rating. 39 posts Send private message

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I saw this years ago (but an American version) and someone flagged it as a hoax. 

But I mean it might be worth trying as a last resort!



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08 Feb 2012 15:06 by Flybynight Star rating. 60 posts Send private message

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08 Feb 2012 15:32 by JulieW Star rating in La Herradura, Costa .... 68 posts Send private message

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Hi flybynight

Thank you for replying, before posting it on the site I had a word with my neighbour who is a GP who said it is worth a chance if you were  home alone she certainly would it may well keep you alive until help gets to you. I think it is worth a try in that situation there is nothing else to do!





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