What is Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation?
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is the reestablishing of heart and lung action after cardiac arrest or apparent sudden death resulting from electric shock, drowning, respiratory arrest, and other causes. The two major components of CPR are artificial ventilation and closed chest cardiac massage.
Each year millions of people die suddenly from heart attack, poisoning, drowning, and other causes. Many of these lives could be saved by administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), which restores the circulation of oxygen-rich blood to the brain. CPR involves two main steps: chest compression and mouth-to-mouth ventilation.
Have you ever performed CPR on yourself?
Let’s say it’s 6.15 pm 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 radiate 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 (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation), but the guy that taught the course did not tell you how to perform it on yourself.
How to Survive a Heart Attack When Alone?
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 get to a hospital. Tell as many other people as possible about this. It could save their lives!
This may however seem a bit fictitious that how can a person who just got a sudden heart attack be able to gather such guts and presence of mind to operate on himself and saves his life, rather than panicking and giving out a loud cry and falling down unconscious. Well my friends, it may seem to be a rather difficult task to achieve but as we all know that in this world, nothing is impossible. There may be half chances to everything, and the one who grabs on to these and turns them to his own favor is the real man. They say that a man’s time of life and death are given by his destiny, but it is also said that a real man writes his own destiny. So by this positive attitude we take off here, and make a pledge to spread this message to as many live souls as we can. A cardiologist says if everyone who reads this article sends it to 10 people, you can be sure that we’ll save at least one life!