Thursday, June 14, 2012


Hi All
This is a good thing to know.  You ever hear of this?
5:30 pm.... LATER NOTE:  check comments below about possible/probable dangers using this method.. . . .So far quick checks urge CAUTION. . . . . .

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 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
If everyone who gets this sends it to 10 people,
You can bet that we'll save at least one life.
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 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!
From Health Cares, Rochester General Hospital via Chapter 240s newsletter 'AND THE BEAT GOES ON '
 (reprint from The Mended Hearts, Inc. Publication, Heart Response)


Stew said...

Oddly enough, I've never heard of this but hey! anythings worth a try in a time like that.
I'll look into it more.

JustinO'Shea said...

Thanks, STEW, for any further imput. I had thought you might be a good one to know more about this. . . hehe. . .not that your customers ever succeeded. . .hahahaa

Richard said...

Well, Snopes says you might wind up killing yourself doing this, unless you know exactly how to cough properly. For more see

JustinO'Shea said...



Thanks Justin, Old people need to
know this info. We are Thankful
for this Advice.