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Stroke vs Heart Attack..,which is it & what to do

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A repeat, but a refresher course never hurt . . .

Stroke vs Heart Attack..,which is it & what to do:

Is It A Stroke?

This might be a lifesaver if we can remember the three questions!

Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify.
Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster
for the stroke victim.
A stroke victim may suffer brain damage when people
nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.

Now doctors say any bystander can recognize a stroke

by asking three simple questions:
1. Ask the individual to smile.
Ask him or her to raise both arms.
Ask the person to speak a simple sentence.

If he or she has trouble with any of these tasks,

call 911 immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

After discovering that a group of non-medical volunteers

could identify facial weakness, arm weakness and speech problems,
researchers urged the general public to learn the three questions.

They presented their conclusions at the

American Stroke Association's annual meeting last February.
Widespread use of this test could result in prompt diagnosis
and treatment of the stroke and prevent brain damage.

Is It A Heart Attack?

A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this e-mail sends it to 10 people,

you can bet that at least one life will be saved.
Read this . . . It could save your life!!

Let's say it's 6:15 PM. and you're driving home (alone of course),

after an unusually hard day on the job. You're really tired, upset,
and frustrated. Suddenly you start experiencing severe pain
in your chest that starts to radiate out into your arm
and up into your jaw.
You are only about five miles from the hospital nearest your home.
Unfortunately you don't know if you'll be able to make it that far.

You have been trained in CPR, but the guy that 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.

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 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.

Tell as many people as possible about this.

It could save their lives!!