Yesterday whilst on a long plane flight I was glancing through a flying magazine when I noticed an article asking what would you do if you had a heart attack while flying. Not, as a passenger but as the pilot!
Well, what would you do? I asked myself that question and couldn’t think of anything. After all you can’t perform CPR on yourself! And, if you are alone in a little plane and/or by yourself in the car in a remote part of the country you can’t get help quickly.
Anyway, I will outline the technique discovered by the Johnson City, Tennessee Medical Center. They have apparently tested it and it works. Lets face it anything is better than nothing if you are in the circumstances that I outlined. For that matter it would also apply if you were at home on your own. It could keep you alive long enough until help arrived.
OK…this is what you do…
At the first sign of a heart attack you must take a deep breath and start coughing vigorously. Repeat this cycle about every two seconds and keep it going until help arrives or the heart starts beating normally again.
How it helps is that the deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and the coughing movements squeeze the heart and help keep the blood circulating. The squeezing pressure on the heart helps it regain normal rhythm. If you are driving to get to a hospital this may make the difference whether you reach it or not…alive!
Share this info around as it makes sense and it may save your life or someone else’s. Of course try not to be a victim in the first place by taking our Total Balance and Omega 3 DHA or if you have a potential problem our Cardio-Klenz as well.