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Feel Good Cycling Story: Cyclists Save Hiker Suffering from a Heart Attack

Feel Good Cycling Story: Cyclists Save Hiker Suffering from a Heart Attack
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A group of cyclists were riding in Tennessee when they came across a man who appeared to have stumbled and fallen.  One of the cyclists is a cardiac nurse and was able to quickly assist the man and help to save his life!

We often forget as a car obsessed society, that walking and bicycling bring about a different kind of attention to our neighborhoods and roadways.  As a pedestrian or bicyclist, we can see so much more since we’re (normally) travelling at a slower speed.  Thank God these cyclists came across this man.  If it weren’t for them, the man could have died.  He was apparently blue in the face and appeared to be dead when they approached him.

For the full story, visit the Adventist Review Online here.

Don’t wait to get help if you experience any of these heart attack warning signs. Although some heart attacks are sudden and intense, most start slowly, with mild pain or discomfort. Pay attention to your body — and call 911 if you feel:

  • Chest discomfort. Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or that goes away and comes back. It can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain.
  • Discomfort in other areas of the upper body. Symptoms can include pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach.
  • Shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort.
  • Other signs may include breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness.

Source: American Heart Association

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