Dr has heart at­tack dur­ing live med­i­cal TV show

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

ISTANBUL: A Turk­ish doc­tor suf­fered a heart at­tack on Tues­day in front of mil­lions of view­ers dur­ing a popular health show broad­cast on na­tional tele­vi­sion.

Dr Ugur Yansel, a pro­fes­sor of or­tho­pe­dics, was ex­plain­ing flat feet in chil­dren when he had a heart at­tack dur­ing a live tele­cast of the hugely-popular Healthy Liv­ing ( Saglikli Yasam) pro­gramme on the Istanbul 360 chan­nel.

The doc­tor, who is in his late fifties, dis­played symp­toms such as chest pain and dis­com­fort be­fore suf­fer­ing what ap­peared to be the first in a se­ries of heart at­tacks.

“Are you feel­ing well, pro­fes­sor?” asked Arzu Kilic, the el­e­gantly dressed host of the show, sug­gest­ing that he took a sip of wa­ter.

“It’s some­thing to do with my pace­maker,” Yansel replied, point­ing to his chest.

He then took some wa­ter and had a more se­vere heart at­tack, which made him jump up on the couch.

Kilic, who man­aged to keep her com­po­sure through­out the en­tire show, some­how ended the broad­cast with a smile on her face: “It’s time to take care of our doc­tor now, and the com­mer­cials.”

Yansel was moved to the back­stage area where he had a third heart at­tack.

He was taken to a hos­pi­tal by am­bu­lance and is re­ported to be in a sta­ble con­di­tion. – Sapa-AFP

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