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hope everyone can send this on as it is really important for everyone to know!






1. Let's say it's 7:25pm and you're going home (alone of course) after an unusually hard day on the job.

2. You're really tired, upset and frustrated.

3. Suddenly you start experiencing severe pain in your chest that starts to drag out into your arm and up in to your jaw.
You are only about five km from the hospital nearest your home.

4. Unfortunately you don't know if you'll be able to make it that far.

5. You have been trained in CPR, but the guy that taught the course did not tell you how to perform it on yourself.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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 to regain a normal rhythm.
In this way, heart attack victims can get help or to a hospital.

9. Tell as many other people as possible about this. It could save their lives!

10. A cardiologist says If everyone who gets this email, & kindly sends it to 10 people, you can bet that we'll save at least one life.

11. Rather than sending jokes, please ....... contribute by forwarding this email which can save a person's life....

12. If this message comes around to you ......more than once.....please don't get irritated.....U need to be happy that you have many friends who care about you & you are being reminded of how to tackle....Heart attacks.... when you are alone.
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Thanks Harry, that one I hadn't heard.

I've had that little problem in the past, and my cardiologist told me that if I feel one coming on to lay down immediately, no matter where you are, and start to breathe deeply. He didn't mention the coughing, but it sure sounds like it would work.

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Harry - I like your jokes but this post is a gem - thanks
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Good to known. They did a survey in our province and found that there's a high mortality rate amongst senior citizens for some reason . This may help

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Thanks Harry.

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hope everyone can send this on as it is really important for everyone to know!






1. Let's say it's 7:25pm and you're going home (alone of course) after an unusually hard day on the job.

2. You're really tired, upset and frustrated.

3. Suddenly you start experiencing severe pain in your chest that starts to drag out into your arm and up in to your jaw.
You are only about five km from the hospital nearest your home.

4. Unfortunately you don't know if you'll be able to make it that far.

5. You have been trained in CPR, but the guy that taught the course did not tell you how to perform it on yourself.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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 to regain a normal rhythm.
In this way, heart attack victims can get help or to a hospital.

9. Tell as many other people as possible about this. It could save their lives!

10. A cardiologist says If everyone who gets this email, & kindly sends it to 10 people, you can bet that we'll save at least one life.

11. Rather than sending jokes, please ....... contribute by forwarding this email which can save a person's life....

12. If this message comes around to you ......more than once.....please don't get irritated.....U need to be happy that you have many friends who care about you & you are being reminded of how to tackle....Heart attacks.... when you are alone.
Life saving information I did not know. I will post it to my Facebook page.

Even in a hospital this could be life saving.

Thanks very much, Harry

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Harry, and everyone else interested,

I heard of this tip a few years ago, so the last time my ticker started acting up I tried it, and I'm still here, so maybe it works. But the problem that I was having this last time really wasn't very severe. I was only beginning to get the pains when I started doing physical work and they would go away gradually if I stopped what I was doing. It sure didn't hurt to try your idea out though, and I'll try it again the next time too. Laying down is good too, if you can do it.

Another tip is to take 2 aspirin as soon as possible. The aspirin will thin your blood to improve the flow and lessen the severity of the attack, but you should be seeking immediate professional help immediately, even if the pain goes away.

I've had 3 heart attacks so far. Back in 2000 I did the Jerry Bowen kind of thing, and got 3 bypasses and a valve repair. Almost two years ago I needed 3 stents, and last August (when I tried this tip) I needed 2 more stents. This last time I went into the hospital at about 8 AM and I was back home that afternoon by 4 PM with a Band-Aid on my left wrist. They had catheterized me through my wrist and fixed my heart with 2 stents this time, as an out patient. Until then I didn't know that they could do out patient heart surgery. I've been in there longer to have a big splinter taken out.

For those of you men who haven't had a heart attack yet, it usually begins as a slight sore throat and then builds down and outward across your chest. It kind of feels like you drank Mexican hot sauce straight, but the pain radiates out from the top center of your chest and not just down your throat. As it gets more severe it also begins to feel like a fat lady or elephant is sitting on your chest. It works slowly up to your jaw bone but no farther and it begins moving out into your left arm and then into your right arm. The larger the affected area is, the more severe your heart attack is becoming.

Women usually don't have the same symptoms as men, but some do. Most will develop severe indigestion and chest pressure when having a heart attack, but the very first treatments should be the same.

35 years ago I was an EMT II on a fire company rescue squad and was training to be a paramedic. I helped many people survive heart attacks and helped get them to the hospital. Knowing the symptoms very well is what likely helped me survive my first heart attack. The following morning I was scheduled to fly out to New Hope, Kentucky, a place where hospital medical aid would have been an hour plus away. I probably would not have survived that heart attack if it had happened after I got there. From where I'm sitting here at my home computer I'm only about 8 minutes from the hospital that has taken care of me all three times.

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In September of 2007, at the ripe old age of 38, I was awakened from sleep by a mild pain in my chest and very shallow quick breathes. Had it just been the pain, I would have thought nothing of it, it was so minor. My wife was 2200 miles away at the time. I yelled for my son, but he didn't answer. He was a teenager at the time, so I figured he was listening to music and I got up and walked to his room. He was at work. Got the neighbor over and she called her husband (a volunteer firefighter) who brought the fire department. Nitro glycerin is HORRIBLE - worst headache of my life, it dilates every artery in your body and your brain gets slammed with blood. Ambulance took me to the hospital, who didn't believe a 38 year old was having a heart attack, so they treated me for acid reflux, indigestion, heartburn, and everything related to those and were going to send me home. I convinced them to keep me overnight "for observation." The two enzymes that show up post heart attack didn't show up until 4 am the next morning. Heart attack confirmed, the sent me to a cardiologist at another hospital, who at the time was setting up the best heart hospital West of the Mississippi, that will play a role later in my story.
This cardiologist did an angiogram and then an esophageal echocardiogram and determined I had a bicuspid valve who had calcium buildup, which caused the heart attack. I'm put on metoprolol, lisinopril, and lovastatin for life and told I'll need that valve replaced sometime between 50 and 60.
Fast forward to early 2014 and I'm going in for my biannual checkup. They tell me I've developed an aneurysm and need my surgery very quickly, at the age of 44. So on my wife's birthday, at 7 am, I had open heart surgery (at this same hospital, now established as the leading heart care hospital on the west coast) to replace my aortic valve with a bovine valve and repair the aneurysm in my aorta. The surgery lasted about eight hours, but my next memory was just a few seconds at about 2 am the next day. I don't wish this surgery on anyone, having your chest ripped open is no picnic, but it saved my life. Had that aneurysm popped, I would have been dead in seconds. My surgeon told me three times in my pre op appointment, "you're a big guy, you're going to hurt." He was right. The strain put on your shoulders and back when your ribcage is spread open is inhuman. Vicadin was my best friend for nearly two months.
But now I'm coming up on two years post op and I'm doing fine. I need to lose weight, but its hard. I'm trying. Heart surgery patients have a condition called "poundhead" that afflicts us. It is the term applied to the memory problems. For me, it manifests as an inability to remember names. I've also noticed my math skills have declined.
If any of you reading this are ever told you have a murmur, get it checked out. Could be nothing, or it could be a life changing event. Better to suffer through all this and live to tell about it than keel over someday in ignorance.
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Will , that's a scary story ! Geez you were dealt a crappy hand .
I'm praying that doesn't happen to me , but something is really wrong with me right now as I'm having a lot of trouble getting oxygen in my blood and suspect something is blocked . Hopefully I have the big one as it may be a blessing in disguise .
Sucks having a hard time to breath , yet I've never had a cigarette in my life . I've got a red blood cell count of 184 and they found out some of it was caused by sleep apnea which I now have a machine for , but I'm still having issues breathing during the day and have still got a perminate headache from the high red cell count .
Can't wait to see what's wrong with me . This oughta be good

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hope everyone can send this on as it is really important for everyone to know!






1. Let's say it's 7:25pm and you're going home (alone of course) after an unusually hard day on the job.

2. You're really tired, upset and frustrated.

3. Suddenly you start experiencing severe pain in your chest that starts to drag out into your arm and up in to your jaw.
You are only about five km from the hospital nearest your home.

4. Unfortunately you don't know if you'll be able to make it that far.

5. You have been trained in CPR, but the guy that taught the course did not tell you how to perform it on yourself.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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 to regain a normal rhythm.
In this way, heart attack victims can get help or to a hospital.

9. Tell as many other people as possible about this. It could save their lives!

10. A cardiologist says If everyone who gets this email, & kindly sends it to 10 people, you can bet that we'll save at least one life.

11. Rather than sending jokes, please ....... contribute by forwarding this email which can save a person's life....

12. If this message comes around to you ......more than once.....please don't get irritated.....U need to be happy that you have many friends who care about you & you are being reminded of how to tackle....Heart attacks.... when you are alone.
Thanks for sharing this one Harry.Who knows,you could have just saved many lives because most of us will be sending this on.jj

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