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about heart attack

Valuable Piece of information

Let's say it's 6..15p m and you're going home (alone ofcourse), 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 adiate 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 coughin 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!!


Dear Pooza,

Thank you for this life saving advice! I have never heard of this technique, but will forever remember it and share it with my family who has a history of heart disease. And I have also recently learned that a high percentage of women suffer from heart attacks as well, despite popular belief here in the US that it is a disease most common in men.

Thank you Pooza!

In friendship,

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Thank you for going though this


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Thank you Pooza for sharing

Thank you Pooza for sharing this valuable information with everyone. I will definitely pass this message onto my family. Many of my family members are victims of this disease.


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actually this was a forward

actually this was a forward email and i though of sharing it in worldpulse. yes,do pass on this message to everyone. we can save millions of life.


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