Man who collapsed on city bus has his heart restarted
A man who collapsed on a bus after suffering a cardiac arrest had his heart restarted by paramedics.
The man, who is believed to be in his 60s, collapsed in Reeves Way, Eastfield, on Thursday morning last week, with paramedics called out just before midday.
He was taken to Papworth Hospital for further treatment and was said to be making progress.
A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service, describing the incident, said: “He received immediate bystander CPR and was attended to by a crew within five minutes consisting of a paramedic, emergency medical technician and student paramedic from Anglia Ruskin University.
“An ambulance officer also attended and a response car from Magpas Air Ambulance was dispatched.
“Following one shock from a defibrillator the ambulance crew managed to resuscitate the man, believed to be in his 60s, and restarted his heart. The patient continued to improve and was sat up and talking to his relative by the time the Magpas crew arrived.”