RE: Off subject - Maybe someone on the list can benefit from this knowledge

From: Jim Burt (
Date: Fri Apr 20 2001 - 20:10:00 EEST

Vern,, thanks for the information. I sounds like a great thing to know. But
I checked it out

on the site below and they say it is a hoax and could do more harm than

If you want more information, here is the URL to the page below:


James R. Burt
Manager, Engineering Services

InFocus Systems
R&D Engineering
27700 B SW Parkway Ave.
Wilsonville, Oregon 97070
VOX 503-685-8543
FAX 503-685-8544

-----Original Message-----
From: Vern Carter []
Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2001 9:04 AM
Subject: Off subject - Maybe someone on the list can benefit from this


No joke here, this one is serious. Take a look and pass it on, you never know if someone can use this to save their life. 20 A cardiologist says it's the truth....

Heart Attack

For your info. If everyone who gets this sends it to 10 people, you can bet that we'll save at least one life.


Let's say it's 6:15 p.m. 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, back 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. What can you do? You've 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, this article seemed to be in order. Without help, the person whose heart is beating properly 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 other people as possible about this it could save their lives!

>From Health Cares, Rochester General Hospital via Chapter 240s newsletter "AND THE BEAT GOES ON." (reprint from The Mended Hearts, Inc. publication, Heart Response)

Vern Carter Creative Technical Solutions 6880 Hillsdale Court Indianapolis, IN 46250 317-578-3445 fax 317-578-3446 <>


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