Surviving a heart attack is probably the best “skill” you can master, because it will save your life, and also the life of a complete stranger.
According to a survey, 80% of deaths caused by heart attack are cases when the person had been alone and unable to ask for help.
Which are the signs of heart attack? At the beginning it feels like sharp pain in the chest spreading to the arm and jaw.
You have about 15 seconds before you lose your consciousness.
In some cases, the symptoms appear slowly and last for longer, meaning that you have more time to go to the nearest hospital or seek for help. Instead of putting your life at risk and waiting for help, try coughing as hard as you can!
Cough constantly! Take deep breath before coughing. Cough deeply.
Take deep breath and cough every 2 seconds until you get some help or your heart starts beating normally.
Deep breaths bring oxygen to the lungs and body motions press your heart and regulate circulation. Applying pressure on your heart helps restoring normal rhythm.
In the meantime, ask your neighbors for help or use your phone. Remember, you should not stop coughing while you are talking on the phone. Coughing will save your life.
According to experts, people who cough while asking for help manage to reach to the hospital and get some proper help.
However, there is not strong scientific evidence on the efficacy of this method, but doctors suggest doing it once the first symptoms of heart attack appear. Seek for medical help, because sometimes you cannot cough deeply enough to regulate your heart beating and stay conscious.
Anyway, it is good to know more about this method, because sometimes it can save someone’s life.
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