Dr has heart attack during live medical TV show
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