Heart Attack? Cough, Please

Chest Pain

A friend messaged me on Facebook a piece of text that heas been doing the rounds for some time about coughing if you think you are having a heart attack. Having seen the idea debunked before I went looking for a link to give him but as well as those I also found this:

Coughing vigorously until an ambulance arrives could save the lives of people having a type of heart attack brought on by rapid and erratic heart beat, a doctor claimed Tuesday.

Dr. Tadeusz Petelenz said the technique, called cough CPR, forces blood to the brain while the heart is starting to fail and keeps patients conscious long enough to call for help. It may also rectify their heart rhythm, he said at a meeting of the European Society of Cardiology.

Other experts said the concept is provocative but unproven, and they doubted whether it would have practical value.

Tom: Please read the article for the whole story. And I highlight, the doctor who says, “People should not try this at home.” does not offer a workable alternative!!!!! If you don’t try it and your body dies, nothing ventured, nothing gained! If you do try it, it will either work or not. If it works, GREAT! If you try it and it doesn’t work, you’re body is just as dead as if you didn’t try it. No possible harm and a possible gain. A no brainer to try it. They really should try teaching logic in medical school. Oh wait, that’s not in the interests of the drug cartel is it?

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