How to survive a heart attack when alone

How to Survice a Heart Attack

How to survive a heart attack when alone

Let’s say it’s 7.25 pm and you are going home (alone of course) after an unusually hard day on the job.

You are really tired, upset and frustrated.

Suddenly you start experiencing severe pain in your chest that starts to drag out into your arm and put in to your jaw. You are only about five km from the hospital nearest your home.

Unfortunately you don’t know if you’ll be able to make it that far.

What to do ???

You have been trained in CPR, but he 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 breathes 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.

The doctors belonging to the health network of CrossBorderMedCare are very experienced in dealing with medical emergency cases and our specialties cover the whole range of urgent care, from cases that require immediate first aid at the place of the incident to complicated cases that require ambulance transportation and hospitalization, offering in such a way a complete service of medical assistance.