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Fast Action for Heart Attack Saves a Life

Last Updated 12/30/2010 1:03:24 PM


Fast action identifying and treating this man's heart attack saved his life. He walked into the hospital with heart symptoms, including breathing problems. The staff diagnosed cardiac arrest and immediately whisked him away for testing, which revealed clogged arteries that required immediate heart surgery using angioplasty to place coronary stents and resolve the immediate danger.

This video is about how one man--John--survived a heart attack due to quick diagnosis and rapid treatment. In this video, John describes his heart disease symptoms, treatment, and experience at the hospital.