What are you to do if you have a heart attack while you are alone.

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Cherokee, Sep 14, 2006.

  1. Cherokee

    Cherokee New Member

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    What are you to do if you have a heart attack while you are alone.
    If you've already received this, it means people care about you .

    The Johnson City Medical Center staff actually discovered this
    and did an in-depth study on it in our ICU The two individuals that
    discovered this then did an article on it .. had it published and have
    even had it incorporated into ACLS and CPR classes.
    It is very true and has and does work. It is called cough CPR.
    A cardiologist says it's the truth ...



    Read This...It could save your life!



    Let's say it's 6:15 p.m. and you're driving home (alone of course), after an usually hard day on the job.
    You're really tired, upset and frustrated. 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.
    What can you do? You've been trained in CPR but the guy that taught the course, didn't tell you what to do if it happened to yourself.



    Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack,
    this article seemed to be in order. 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 very two seconds
    without letting 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!
     
  2. just cats

    just cats New Member

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    That is a very interesting post, I fish alone a lot and sometimes in the middle of nowhere in the middle of the night, I've thought about such things as heart attacks and such. This sounds like good information and I thank you for it. I will remember it and hopefully never have to test it out but nice to know it's there if I need it. Thanks again.
     

  3. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Good info,Thanks for sharing!!!
     
  4. slimepig

    slimepig New Member

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    wouldnt taking an aspirin also be recommended?
     
  5. DTro

    DTro Active Member

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    I guess there are worse ways to go then having a heart attack on the river alone during a beautiful night.

    But very interesting. I'm sure I would give it a try if it happened to me, just so I could live to fish another day.
     
  6. Rainman4u2

    Rainman4u2 Guest

    Standard dosage for Aspirin(ASA) during cardiac related symptoms is 4 x 81mg. Problem is, if you have Asthma, stomach ulcers, allergies to ASA, or are on blood thinners already, it is not wise to take it. It's a frontline drug in cardiac treatment along with nitroglycerine tablets or spray.

    Honestly, other than the deep breathing to keep O2 coming in, I would suggest calling 911 ASAP!!!

    Ray
     
  7. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    I'm gonna reach in my pocket and pop a couple of nitros. Then try to stick my head between my legs and kiss it goodbye. LOL!
     
  8. pk_powell

    pk_powell New Member

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    This post shows a very caring person who is interested in all of the BOC Brothers and Sisters.I very much appreciate this post.It is sound advice.The only problem would be for me is I'd probably get scared and forget to use it.
    Thank you very much!pk powell:smile2:
     
  9. whiskers77

    whiskers77 New Member

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  10. Dano

    Dano New Member

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    Thanks for that info. I'm sure it will come in handy for me. I will try that when it happens to me. RP for you
    I fish and do most things alone, by choice. Been some times on bank/boat etc when I thought i was ready to pull a BG and kiss it all good by. :tounge_out: :crazy: :smile2:
     
  11. splitshot

    splitshot New Member

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    Very good post brother, thank you for the info.
     
  12. Cheryl

    Cheryl Well-Known Member

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    My son had a heart attack at 23. Can be caused by several factors:

    1. Stress

    2. OTC stay awake meds, especially if you have an underlying heart condition that you are not aware of..........look at the athletes that have passed away.

    3. A viral infection

    4. Genes

    5. Drug allergies.

    6. Change in lifestyle

    Anyone know of any others?

    Take care.
    Cheryl
     
  13. Ol Man

    Ol Man New Member

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    As a heart attack survivor, I would recommend research on the subject. Take a look here http://www.snopes.com/medical/homecure/coughcpr.asp . Whisers77 also had a site to look at before taking anything as "gospel"...
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    He who fears he will suffer, already suffers from his fear. ~~Michel Eyquem de Montaigne.