May 4, 2009 at 6:15 pm 8 comments


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.

Β 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.

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  • 1. Niyaz  |  May 4, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    Thanksfor the tips bro , sumtimes bak even i had chest pain & i was alone in home went to hospital wufff it was a strange day 😦

    ~ Ohhh..Take good care of yourself, bro. Also just read the nadia’s comment on this post, it would be really helpful. Let me tell you the best solution, get married soon;)

  • 2. nadia  |  May 5, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    This email is actually part true only:

    Darla Bonham, Mended Heart’s executive director, has since issued a statement about cough CPR: I’ve received email from people all across the country wanting to know if it is a valid medically approved procedure. I contacted a scientist on staff with the American Heart Association Emergency Cardiac Care division, and he was able to track a possible source of the information. The information comes from a professional textbook on emergency cardiac care. This procedure is also known as “cough CPR” and is used in emergency situations by professional staff. The American Heart Association does not recommend that the public use this method in a situation where there is no medical supervision.

    But cough CPR should be used only by a person about to lose consciousness, an indication of cardiac arrest, he cautions. Coughing can be dangerous for someone having a heart attack that does not result in cardiac arrest. Such a person should call for help and then sit quietly until help arrives, he says. In other words, the procedure might be the right thing to attempt or it might be the very thing that would kill the afflicted depending on which sort of cardiac crisis is being experienced. Without a doctor there to judge the situation and, if cough CPR is indicated, to supervise the rhythmic coughing, the procedure is just far too risky for a layman to attempt.

    ~ Thanks for the detail explanation, my Doctor wife :). So all in all it’s too risky to apply this procedure and it’s very difficult to judge the situation without the help of a Doctor. May Allah save us from these kind of situations.. Aameen

  • 3. Niyaz  |  May 5, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    yeah bro read sis comment , but nowadays heart attack seems to be common widout age limit …..even young guys are getting too..
    Unfortunately i got high Blood pressure whn i felt pain but after taking several tests here i got relived from that fear..but anyhow i’m stil not happy wid the tests which i took here in ma place…inshallah wl vl go for a check up soon in india….

    ~InshaAllah all the tests will be normal.

  • 4. Wakas Mir  |  May 6, 2009 at 1:06 am

    God bless for the tips bro.. never too late to learn such life saving stuff..

    ~Correct, Wakas Bhai πŸ™‚

  • 5. Specs  |  May 6, 2009 at 6:24 am

    Great info Masood and Nadia πŸ™‚ Thank you πŸ™‚

    ~Most Welcome πŸ™‚

  • 6. Behbood  |  May 6, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    A very informative post. Thanks for educating your viewers. Health seems to be the most important thing in life people usually neglect these days due to stressful lives they lead.

    Ofcourse, allah kisi ko ye museebat se na lejaaye. So, eat healthy…stay healthy….

    ~Bilkul theek, bro πŸ™‚

  • 7. Heart Surgery  |  June 28, 2009 at 2:21 am

    Not to sound repetitive but this really is an informative post. I never in my life would have thought coughing would help you if you’re having a heart attack. Of course who is actually going to cough when you’re in so much pain? I’ll keep it in mind though.

  • 8. Christine  |  August 21, 2009 at 8:03 am

    This is a MYTH. Google it.


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