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My sister just sent me this, thought it was interesting.

> Let's say it's 6.15 pm and you're driving home (alone of course),after an

> unusually 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

k's

> 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.

>

> HOW TO SURVIVE A HEART ATTACK WHEN ALONE

>

> 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!!

>

> BE A FRIEND AND PLEASE SEND THIS ARTICLE TO AS MANY FRIENDS AS POSSIBLE.

 
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