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Doctors resuscitate patient after he suffers cardiac arrest

Update: March, 12/2015 - 12:27
The patient receives health check-up at Ha Noi's Ha Dong General Hospital. — Photo courtesy of the patient's family

HA NOI (VNS) — Ha Noi's Ha Dong General Hospital has saved a patient, who suffered a sudden stop in blood circulation due to an unexpected cardiac arrest.

The patient was admitted to the Ha Noi Heart Hospital on Tuesday evening.

His family said that he suffered from serious cough and breathing difficulties. He was taken to the local hospital where he was diagnosed with lack of blood flow to the heart, and was then transferred to the Ha Noi Heart Hospital for treatment.

However, he suffered an unexpected cardiac arrest and was taken to Ha Dong General Hospital for emergency aid.

Dr Do Huu Nghi, deputy head of the hospital's emergency department, said that the patient was unconscious and was not breathing. No blood pressure could be detected.

After 30 minutes of getting immediate defibrillation, the patient's heart started beating again. He regained consciousness on Wednesday morning.

Nghi said that brain damage would have happened leading to sudden cardiac death, if the cardiac arrest had gone untreated for more than five minutes. Immediate treatment provided the best chance of survival. — VNS

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