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CPR Cough - A Hoax
What are you to do if you have a heart attack while you are
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 thehospital nearest your home. Unfortunately you don't know if you'll beable 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.
Without help, you only have 10 seconds left before losing consciousness.
Do the cough CPR cough. Cough 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 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
Source: Health Cares, Rochester General Hospital
via Chapter 240s newsletter "And the Beat Goes On" reprinted from The
Mended Hearts, Inc. publication, Heart Response)
sources sound legit. However, (1) they had nothing to do with
this and (2) it could prove very detrimental. See the following
sources and in the future, if you have a tendancy to pass on spam
like the above, check it out first. It might have been your forward
that caused a friend,who trusted you would only send the real thing,
major health problems, even death. www.snopes.com/medical/homecure/coughcpr.asp
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