Even though some heart attacks are very intense and suddenly experienced, but most of them start slowly and are followed by discomfort or mild pain.
In fact, the most common symptoms of a heart attack include shortness of breath, chest, arm, shoulder or jaw discomfort and pain, constant fatigue, lightheadedness, cold sweats, and nausea.
Heart attack survivors explain that it is actually a frightening and stressful experience.
But, here are some useful tips that may save yours or someone else’s life in case of a heart attack before the ambulance arrives.
Unfortunately, in case of a heart attack, most people panic because they don’t know how to react, so that they fall into unconsciousness.
The first and most important thing you should do is call an ambulance. You may have only a few seconds to do something, so make sure you call an ambulance before you fall into unconsciousness.
Next, it is recommended to start coughing forcefully! To be more specific, you should cough deep and strong within a couple of seconds, while extending the exhale. By doing it, you can potentially save your life. When taking deep breaths you actually improve the oxygen flow to your lungs. On the other hand, coughing puts pressure on your heart by maintaining good circulation.
Bear in mind that this technique may bring the sinus rhythm back to normal as well as keep yourself or someone else alive until the ambulance arrives.
In addition, the video below includes the correct coughing technique in case of a heart attack. So, check it out!
- Esselstyn, Caldwell. ”Prevent and Reverse Health Disease”;
- World Health Organization. ”Avoiding Heart Attacks and Strokes; Don’t be a victim – Protect yourself”;