Man who col­lapsed on city bus has his heart restarted

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - NEWS -

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.”

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