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Let’s say it’s 6.15pm and you’re going home (alone of course), 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 drag 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 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.

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 perhaps buy precious time to get themselves to a phone and dial 911.

Rather than sharing another joke please contribute by broadcasting this which can save a person’s life!

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EDIT: Should've known better than reblogging such un-sourced claims...

thatmadmaxbullshit (via fanpost):

That post on coughing yourself out of a heart attack can actually kill you if you’re not properly trained to do it, and the majority of heart attacks are survivable without it. The only time that should be tried is when you’re going into cardiac arrest.


Don't trust it.... It's an hoax.....

It's a hoax..... Don't believe that.
In case of heart attack, calm down, lay down, call the emergencies (911, 15, 112...), and do what they tell you to do.
Someone who has experimented HA

And here's the "usual" link to snopes.

Sorry for reblogging dangerous bullshit, and thank you, fellow bloggers. -.-

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