Can ‘cough CPR’ save my life?

 A heart attack can lead to a cardiac arrest when your heart stops pumping blood around your body. You would become unconscious, and without immediate CPR (chest compressions and rescue [...]
 A heart attack can lead to a cardiac arrest when your heart stops pumping blood around your body. You would become unconscious, and without immediate CPR (chest compressions and rescue breaths), you would die.
If you are still conscious (and you would have to be to do ‘cough CPR’), then you are not in cardiac arrest and therefore CPR is not needed, but urgent medical help is vital.
The ‘cough CPR’ myth has been circulating the internet for a while now, especially on social media sites such as Facebook. If you come across it, please avoid spreading it any further and consider letting the person who posted it know that there’s no truth in it.
According to specialists in the field, there is no medical evidence to support ‘cough CPR’, which suggests you can help yourself by coughing vigorously if you think you’re having a heart attack and are alone.

What you must do instead if you think you or someone else is having a heart attack is to call 999. This way, paramedics can assess and aid you, and you’ll get to a hospital as fast as possible.

Cough CPR is the subject of a hoax email that began circulating in 1999.It is described as a “resuscitation technique” in which through prolonged coughing and deep breathing every 2 seconds, a person suffering a cardiac dysrhythmia immediately before a cardiac arrest can keep conscious until help arrives (or until the person can get to the nearest hospital). Neither the American Heart Association nor the American Red Cross endorses cough CPR during a heart attack

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