by | Sep 30, 2002 | Archives

Our son is a great source of information and since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack, we paid attention to this very important message he sent.

“Heart attack victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously. Deep breaths 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 phone and, between breaths, all for help.”

Before sharing this information I double checked with my good friend Dr. Joe Spano who is and he replied:

“Gary, Your article raises some questions, so I will run it by several of my cardiology colleagues. If one suspects he is having a heart attack, the first maneuver is to call 911. Second chew aspirin for rapid absorption.”If an individual has a serious heart rhythm disturbance he will immediately become unconscious. However, if the individual is experiencing a rapid pounding in the chest/heart area, it might be an atrial tachycardia and any maneuver to stimulate the vagus nerve may convert it to a normal rhythm.

“Cough, bearing down as if to have a BM, so called the valsalva maneuver, may convert the rhythm back to normal. This rhythm disturbance may or may not be due to a heart attack, and some susceptible individuals may have this tachycardia occur from time to time. By heart attack, I mean heart muscle circulatory impairment with muscle death-myocardial infarction. Non-medical people often label any heart disturbance as “heart attack” which is improper.”

Joe, was as always good to his word and sent me this follow-up message.

“Gary, I have discussed the coughing for survival during a heart attack withan excellent cardiologist who is a good friend of mind. He had heard ofthe maneuver, and does believe it has merit. During cardiac catheterizationif the dye seems to hang up in the coronary artery, having the patientcough gets the blood flowing again. Therefore, if one thinks he is havinga myocardial infarction, the maneuver might push the clot on out. Thiswould be facilitated by having chewed 2 regular aspirin, which shouldbe done immediately. As I said before, and as you mention, 911 shouldbe the first step, as every minute is precious when one has suffereda heart attack, and the sooner the EMS can be on the scene the greaterthe chance of survival.

“The cough might work with heart palpitations, too. I usually instructpatients to bear down as if giving birth or having a BM as thisstimulates the Vagus Nerve and will often times result in cessation ofthe heart tachycardia (palpitation).

“The cough does enhance blood flow thru the coronary arteries as well.”

We should thank Jake and Joe as this life saving knowledge.

Of course the best way to survive heart attacks is to avoid them in the first place. This is what we have been active in recommending the food supplement Beyond Chelation.

Dr. Gary Gordon, the formulator of Beyond Chelation, has sent us the following case studies about Beyond Chelation.

JW, a male patient, in his mid fifties from Curacao came to Dr. Gordon after a series of monthly, small recurring strokes. An Arteriogram showed that he had bi-lateral high grade obstructions in both carotoid arteries. After learning that the surgery for his condition itself involved high odds of stroke, he decided to have Dr. Gordon treat his condition. Since being placed on oral Chelation therapy six years ago, he has had no further incidents of stroke.Dr. GK, a 78 female surgeon from Vienna, went to see Dr. Gordon when she was informed that she was facing heart valve surgery. She began oral Chelation therapy as well as IV treatments and has been able to forestall surgery for years. She had been experiencing shortness of breath and high blood pressure but these conditions have been reversed and she has been able to return to a full active life functioning in her post retirement avocation as a judge at dog shows.

Another patient, BK, age 32, went to Dr. Gordon after 3 operations for angioplasty. After each angioplasty treatment, his angina had returned within months. He stayed on oral Chelation for years with no further recurrences.

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