Saturday, October 06, 2018

Doctors save flyer after midair heart attack

Patna: A 28-year-old flyer with 100% blocked main artery was saved by doctors in Patna after he suffered a cardiac arrest mid-air aboard a Mumbai-Bagdogra flight.
The IndiGo’s non-stop 6E-3175 had taken off from Bagdogra at 11.50am and was scheduled to land at Mumbai at 3.10pm. The man, who was travelling alone, complained of acute chest pain around 1.15pm and a cardiologist on board informed the pilots through the cabin crew that it appeared to be a heart attack.
“The flight, cruising at an altitude of around 32,000ft, was crossing over Patna... Our pilots instantly contacted the ATC, seeking permission for unscheduled, emergency landing,” an IndiGo executive told TOI, and added the flight touched down at Patna at 1.30pm.
Dr Anshu Ankit of the Paras-HMRI’s Medical Inspection Room at the airport, who was waiting at the tarmac, went inside the aircraft and administered Aspirin and Nitrates, life-saving emergency drugs in such cases, to the patient who was then wheeled out of the aircraft on oxygen.
Also waiting at the tarmac was hospital’s ambulance, which remains stationed at the airport 24X7, and he was rushed to the Paras-HMRI.
06/10/18 Times of India
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