Thursday, January 17, 2013

Surviving Heart Attach When You Are Alone

I spotted this image on a post in facebook today and I was reminded with the same article that was claimed as a hoax. For over a decade, good-intentioned netizens have circulated stories that promote coughing while alone and suffering symptoms of a heart attack. This sort of “self-CPR” seems like it makes sense but it is there any truth to it? According to my brother who is a physician, the procedure is not proven yet. 

I search the internet today also and found that the American Heart Association issued a statement about this fake procedure, known as “cough CPR” : The AHA does not endorse “cough CPR,” a coughing procedure widely publicized on the Internet. This “technique” is not promoted by any major heart or medical entity and could do more harm than good according to my brother. If you think you are having a heart attack, get medical attention immediately, and consider chewing an aspirin while you wait for their arrival, or while someone drives you to the hospital. 

Prevention is better than cure , so why not take heart disease supplements instead, do your regular exercise, eat foods that are good for the heart and live a healthy lifestyle.

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