Hi readers. When I saw this in The Onion I realized it was probably true because I’ve been guilty of it myself. Old Jules
News With Video• doctors• Science & Technology• health• ISSUE 50•29• Jul 24, 2014
DALLAS—According to the results of a study published Thursday by the American Heart Association, most heart attack victims do not freeze up and grab at their chests with sufficient measures of theatrics when suffering a cardiac arrest.
“After analyzing data from the past 30 years, we found that when someone experiences heart failure, the most common reaction is fairly mundane; there’s unfortunately no stumbling around the room or frantic straining to enunciate the words ‘having…heart…attack.’
Typically, the person merely winces and slumps over in place until paramedics arrive,” said AHA spokesman Dr. Phillip Trainor, who also noted with disappointment that it is extremely rare for victims seated at dinner tables or restaurants to gasp loudly before falling face-first into a plate of food.
“As few as one in 10 victims even rigidly extend one arm out in front of them, much less reach out for support and accidentally knock several books and framed photos from a shelf or mantle before falling to the ground themselves.” Trainor went on to compare heart attack sufferers to electrocution victims, stating that in most cases, such individuals do not levitate with their limbs fully splayed and their skeletons visible to onlookers for nearly long enough
I used to think that until I myself got a strange pain in my neck….
KatherineB: Could be just too many stretches. Jack
No,it wasn’t ,so I found when I was taken to hospital.
Women get atypical pain.. K
Hi KatherineB: Yeah, I didn’t have the chest pains worth mentioning, either. It was the reason the VA assumed I hadn’t had a heart attack, I reckons. So atypical pain’s probably agenderal or at least asexual. Gracias, J
It’s confusing for sure,Jack
Yo no se nada de nada, me. Gracias, Jack
Is it better not to know too much?These stats are just averages about men and women.. so in any particular instance they may not apply… like no family has 2.4 children and an average person may not get the average wage… that used to intrigue some folk I taught!Happy Weekend,Kate