Friday, November 09, 2007

How to Survive a Heart Attack Alone

I thought I would share this with you. It was sent to me by one of our Food Coop members who sometimes reads my blog but never comments. This is the first time I have used the blogger video upload so fingers crossed it works.

video

Let's hope none of us ever need this information.

POSTSCRIPT:
I MAY HAVE BEEN A BIT HASTY IN POSTING THIS INFORMATION AS DEBORAH GAVE ME THIS LINK WHICH DOES SUGGEST THE INFO IS MISLEADING. So sorry folks I'm not such a smart-alek ass after all!!

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12 Comments:

At 9/11/07 07:58, Anonymous Willowtree said...

That seems like good advice, I was just planning on putting my head between my legs and kissing my arse goodbye.

 
At 9/11/07 08:12, Blogger ChrisB said...

WT LOL you are so funny!

 
At 9/11/07 09:14, Blogger Beccy said...

Trust WT!

Taught me something new.

 
At 9/11/07 12:34, Blogger frannie said...

very, very interesting.

I just told hubby about it, so he would know.

 
At 9/11/07 13:12, Blogger Deborah said...

As a former med student I have to strongly advise against this. There is a big difference between a heart attack and cardiac arrest. The former does not always lead to the latter. If it's a simple heart attack "cough CPR" can actually make things worse. People at high risk of cardiac arrest can actually be trained in cough cpr, but generally it is not recommended. The origins of this video (and an email I've seen before with the same info) are discussed here:
http://www.snopes.com/medical/homecure/coughcpr.asp

Just thought I should point that out.

 
At 9/11/07 14:37, Blogger thefoodsnob said...

Interesting.

Lisa

 
At 9/11/07 14:47, Blogger Sandy said...

and try not to cough out that aspirin that you're supposed to swallow at the first sign of heart problems.

 
At 9/11/07 15:17, Blogger Anvilcloud said...

I have heard this too but after Deborah's comment, I don't know what to think.

 
At 9/11/07 16:20, Blogger her indoors said...

confused now but that dont take a lot to confuse me!
having a heart attack with me around is no help either, gave the hubby rennies, walked him round the garden for fresh air at 4.30 in the morning, didnt want to bother the doc!

 
At 9/11/07 16:48, Blogger ChrisB said...

Deborah that's interesting you should say that. My friend Tina was here for lunch and she was looking at this and said she had been told something very similar on a fitness walk organised by her Dr.
I've just had a look at the link you gave me so will add this as a postscript to the post.

 
At 9/11/07 17:02, Blogger ChrisB said...

her indoors I'll remember not to call you then!!

 
At 10/11/07 07:45, Blogger Pamela said...

WT is much more flexible than me. Arse kissin' is entirely impossible for me now days.

 

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