We have all heard the saying, “don’t believe everything you read on the Internet,” but oftentimes we fall for anything written by a so-called “medical expert” or forwarded to us by a trusted source. False and dangerous medical advice is frequently posted on social media sites and then circulated like a highly contagious virus.
Not only does common sense seem to be vulnerable to these myths, but also basic facts of pathophysiology. Here, the Wilton Volunteer Ambulance Corps (WVAC) debunks one such myth and it could save your life. There has been a lot of viral activity lately about an article, claiming to be supported by reputable medical professionals and institutions, on what to do if you are alone and suffer a heart attack.