Warning Signs Of A Heart Attack
It's important to discriminate between a heart attack, cardiac arrest and cardiac dysrhythmias.
A cardiac arrest, is a sudden stop in effective blood circulation due to the failure of the heart to contract effectively or at all. A cardiac arrest is different from (but may be caused by) a heart attack, where blood flow to the muscle of the heart is impaired.
A cardiac dysrhythmia is primarily an electrical problem within the heart, and is sometimes treated with electrolytes, vagal maneuver, or electrical cardioversion. Many dysrhythmias may herald an impending heart attack.
A heart attack occurs when an occlusion (e.g. blood clot) of an artery in the heart slowly causes tissue to die. This can result in a sharp pain in the chest that spreads to your arm and jaw, and requires immediate medical attention to resolve the occlusion by emergency surgery or cardiac clot-busting drugs.
Some of these symptoms may begin slowly, which enables you to call for help. Other times, you may only have a short time before you lose consciousness.
This Technique Helps People Survive Heart Attacks
Warning: The following procedure should be used by an individual only when there is absolutely no other recourse and only then.
- Start coughing heavily at once!
- Take deep breaths and cough heavy every 2 seconds. Cough constantly and strongly.
- Take a deep breath before each cough. The cough must be deep and prolonged.
- Put pressure on the heart by pressing to help restore normal rhythm (deep breathing brings oxygen to the lungs, and body movements during the coughing helps squeezes the heart and maintain blood circulation).
- In the meantime, call for help. Keep on coughing while on the phone.
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