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 and frustrated. Suddenly you start
experiencing severe pain in your chest that's tarts to radiate out in your
arm and up into your jaw. You are only five miles from the hospital
nearest to your home. Unfortunately you don't know if you'll be able to
make it that far.
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
What to do ?
Do not panic, But start coughing repeatedly
and very vigorously. A deep breath should be taken before each cough, 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 2
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.
Don't ever think that you are not prone to
heart attack as your age is less than 25 or 30. Nowadays, due to change in
the lifestyle, Heart Attack is found among people of all age groups.