25 September 2010

MEDICAL ADVICE - Pending a heart attack

A friend sent Pakcik a circular the content of which I feel should be shared. It is a simple advice on what can be done in the event of a heart attack, something dreaded by many. It may help if one can sense its coming and is able to do something himself/herself while waiting for help to arrive. For this reason I am posting the following information.

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A Valuable Piece of information

Let's say it's 6.15pm and you're going 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 drag 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.

HOW TO SURVIVE A HEART ATTACK WHEN ALONE

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
Other people as possible about this. It could save their lives!!

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

Rather than sending jokes please.. Contribute by forwarding this mail which can save a person's life....If this message comes around you ......more than once.....please don't get irritated......U need to be happy that you are being reminded of how to tackle....Heart attacks....AGAIN...

Annie,

Haz xxx

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Needless to say one must initiate 999, not just simply depending on the above emergency attempt.

Berkhidmat kerana Tuhan untuk kemanusiaan.

26 comments:

Wan Sharif said...

Salam Pakcik..
The fact that one put the advice in one's blog means one love/like one's reader.. It does not hurt to be reminded.. as Addin is advice (ugama itu nasihat)..

Kama At-Tarawis said...

Pakcik, thanks for this valuable piece of 'peringatan'...

Uncle said...

Thanks Pakcik for the tips....saya pun tak tahu pasal ni...

kaykuala said...

Dear Pakcik,
A silent killer, reputed to be among the most notorious of the major ailments ought to be respected and faced up head-on. You have done just that! Many would have heard and known about strokes and would have read on how to prevent them. Sad to say, most would be in the denial syndrome, that it may happen to others ‘but not to me’. When it happens panic, fright,fear and everything else muddled the thinking at a time when it should be most calm. Thanks for sharing!

Al-Manar said...

Kama,

I am glad this brief 'peringatan' is appreciated.

Tak dengar pun cerita beraya diDungun.

Salaam hormat dari Pakcik

Al-Manar said...

Uncle

Saya rasa pun begitu, ramai yang tak tahu 'petua' yang patut kita ingat dan beritahu orang orang lain yang kita kenal.

Lama tak nampak. Agaknya sibuk benar kesana kemari dengan kerja.

Salaam dari Pakcik

Al-Manar said...

Dear Hank,

How true indeed it is in what you said. I did not know this simple tecnhique until I received the note from an English friend. To be honest I feel happier to have the knowledge. And I felt I had to share this with as many friends as possible.

Salaam from me

Al-Manar said...

Dear Ayah Wang,

Saya herang cepat sunggoh saya terima komeng Ayah Wang. Tak tidur malang ke? Tak molek dok jjaga sokmor.Tak apalah dah ada sikit petua kang? Kita ni kenalah sama sama beringat sikit.

All the best to you and family.
Pakcik

Kak Nora said...

Terima kasih pakcik, saya akan sampaikan kepada yang rakan-rakan lain panduan ini.

Pill Pusher said...

Pakcik,

jgn lupa kunyah dan telan 1 biji aspirin 300mg jugak mase tu (kalau ade kat situ)

Insya-Allah.

Wan Sharif said...

Dear Pakcik.
In Trengganuspeak.. bettolang (coincidental).. I opened the blog and your post was 4 minutes old.. read it, appreciate the effort taken and submit my comment on it....
Now that over 55 yo mark.. some 5-6 hrs of sleep is good enough..
Thank you for the best wishes to me and my family.. my doa is that Allah blessing be on You,Makcik and Anak cucu..sokmo sokmo..
Ps. that aspirin advice from the much respected pill pusher is something new..

Al-Manar said...

Kak Nora

Eloklah beritahu rakan-rakan, terutama yang terlampau banyak sangat makan nasi bukhari recipe Kak Nora tu. Kesihatam mesti dijaga.
Salaam muhibbah dari Pakcik

Al-Manar said...

Pill Pusher,

In that case we should make sure some aspirins ae always readily available at home and everyone shold kow where they are being stored.

Thank you for your contribution.
Salaam,Pakcik

Al-Manar said...

Ayah Wan,

I wonder how many hours of sleep you would need when you get past 70. You must know the theory in biology that as you get older you begin to behave like a child again. So logically when you get past 70 you will need more than 8 hours' sleep. Akhirnya tidurlah buat selama-lama.
Pakcik

Rahmah said...

salam,
thanks for the reminder pakcik. i had a scare recebtly and did al the necessary tests- was wired with the holter monitor for 24 hours to detect any irregularities. alhamdulillah normal.well, finally i'm leaving a mark in ur blog :)

changgeh said...

Thanks Pak Chik Hassan for the valuable piece of info. May Allah bless you.

Al-Manar said...

Rahmah
You have gone through an experience which, scary and unnecessary it sounds and seems to be, was for a reason that He alone knows. We pray for the best and be prepared for the worst. If that were meant to be a warning, then take it easy a little, Cikgu. I can imagine how many of them have been relying on your work and would want to continue to do so.

Drop in whenever you have some time to spare.

Salaam muhibbah from Pakcik and pray that all is well.

Al-Manar said...

Changgeh,

I have truly given up on hearing from you again and am truly glad to see your visit. I wish you would e-mail me some time.

Hope you have had a pleasant Hari Raya.
Pak Chik Hassan

hasma said...

salam Pakcik,

betul Pakcik, lagi satu masa sihat ni kena practice dail 999, sebab masa jantung sakit atau tengah cemas, panik menyebabkan kita salah dail, walaupun nampak macam senang, tapi kalau belum disimpan dalam memori, bila panik ia takkan keluar jadi perbuatan

Wan Sharif said...

Well.. my late father need 4-5 hours of sleep at night and 1 hour nap after Zohor when he was 90 + yo.. Anyway that is a rather long way to go and to speculate ..don't Pakcik think so?
Minta Allah beri kesihatan dan peluang yang baik untuk terus berbakti kepada manusia kerana Allah..

Aishah said...

Thank you for the tip. It is good to know and insyaaAllah will share the info.

Anonymous said...

Salam Pakcik

My late husband had a severe heart attack and at that time all I knew was treatment must take place within 1 hour which he received.

He recovered fully but passed away a few years later from lung cancer as he was a heavy smoker.

Macam2 penyakit modern sekarang !!!

amimy01@littlereddot

Al-Manar said...

Hasma,

Memang betul kalau tengah bergelabah banyak yang tak betul.

Seronok betul nampaknya beraya jauh dari kampong.

Salaam muhibbah kesekeluarga
Pakcik Hassan

Al-Manar said...

Ayah Wan

90+ ? Dah tentu dia tak payah makan macam macam pil vitamin dll macam sekarang. Alfathihah untuk arwah.

Al-Manar said...

Aishah

I believe it is a good tip in the absence of a professional help or something better. Semua berada ditangan NYA. We can only try what we can.
It is nice to see you calling on us. Salaam

Al-Manar said...

AMIMY

Kalau dah sampai masa buat apa pun tak jadi.
Salaam