My husband has an AICD (pacemaker/defibrilator combo). Last night he scared me a little. He complained a little about haveing tightness in his chest while he was asleep and then a few hours later, he was in full REM, he started gurgling like he was going to vomit.
I am aware that vomiting is accociated with heart attacks and usually once it happens the person flatlines and rarely recovers.
My question is ' if he does have a heart attack or stroke and his heart stops, what is the best way to do CPR since he has the box in his chest?'
He doesn't like to talk about it because he's afraid to upset me but at I'm the one who needs to know these things. He wouldn't even let me give him asprin last night while his chest was hurting.
Answer by jewjewbee at 8:16 AM on Nov. 17, 2009
Answer by delmarnative at 8:38 AM on Nov. 17, 2009
Answer by rissah at 11:49 AM on Nov. 17, 2009