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

2 You’re really tired, upset and frustrated.

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

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

5 You have been trained in CPR, but the guy who taught the course did not tell you how to perform it on yourself.

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.

7 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.

8 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.

9 Tell as many other people as possible about this. It could save their lives!!

10 A cardiologist says If everyone who gets this mail kindly sends it to 10 people, you can bet that we’ll save at least one life.

11 Rather than sending jokes, please..contribute by forwarding this mail which can save a person’s life….

12 If this message comes around you ……more than once…..please don’t get irritated……U need to be happy that you have many friends who care about you & being reminded of how to tackle….Heart attacks….AGAIN…

DR.N Siva
(Senior Cardiologist)

Courtesy: Mekala

Copy and paste...u might save lives Please don't mind repetition


Thank you very much for sharing. The other simple technique I suggest is to do slow, steady, deep breathing. To calm down and to prevent further constriction of arteries with further risk and vicious cycle of angina-panic-constriction... Another reason, why people on cold mornings or in general are asked to warm up before getting into intensive exercise since the arteries may not stretch cross sectionally, as ideally as expected, when the blood surges. The cough versus steady breathing is apparently contradictory. Staying calm and not getting anxious is critical. So perhaps both alternately might help. Dr Z, what do you say?

Yes, Heart attack also known as Myocardial infarction.(MI).myo is muscle cardiac is heart..infarction is death of muscle tissue due to lack of oxygen suuply to the tissue.

MI occurs in two ways 1. Lack of blood supply due to a block leads to rupture of the vessel..the moment it ruptures platelets etc start gathering form a plaque.If plaque is too hard it ruptures further causing complete harm.

The other way is due to coronary spasm The spasm lasts for sometime leading to lack of blood supply.

Hence the rule of ABC of Basic life Support is now CAB as shared below.