Technology saves crucial time when a heart attack hits

August 18, 2019 0 By Bertrand Dibbert


>>IT SEEMS COUNTER TO THE MOST BASIC INSTINCT, A HEART ATTACK PATIENT, SKIPPING THE EMERGENCY ROOM.>>IT SHAVES MINUT OFF TREATMENT WHEN EVERY SECOND COUNTS.>>WE HAVE THE APPROACH THAT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE.>>A SHERIFF’S VEHICLE PULLS UP TO A TERRIFYING SCENE JULY OF 2015. DASH CAM VIDEO, SHOWING A MAN LAYING ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD, THE DEPUTY TAKING OVER CHEST COMPRESSIONS.>>BREATHE, BREATHE. COME ON.>>I THINK HE SAID HE HAD TO THROW SOME BREATHS IN ME.>>THAT MAN, MICHAEL, SUFFERING A HEART ATTACK WHILE RIDING HIS BIKE.>>I CAN REMEMBER GETTING TO THE TOP OF THE HILL, AND [INAUDIBLE]. I WOKE UP SIX OR SEVEN DAYS LATER [INAUDIBLE].>>THE MEDICS USING AN EKG TO LOOK AT THE HEART RHYTHMS TON THE WAY TO THE ER.>>THE STRIP SHOWS US WHAT THE COMPUTER DIAGNOSES HIM TO HAVE, AND OUR MEDICS INTERPRET IT ON OUR OWN.>>WE’VE SEEN THIS TECHNOLOGY BEFORE. IT’S PART OF THE SYSTEM, BUT YOU MAY NOT REALIZE THIS MACHINE CAN WIRELESSLY TRANSMIT THE INFORMATION DIRECTLY TO THE HOSPITAL.>>JUST A FEW PRESSES OF A BUTTON. THOSE COUPLE OF SECONDS, SAVING THE HOSPITAL UP TO 30 MINUTE OF PREP WORK, PRECIOUS TIME THAT LIKELY HELP SAFE MICHAEL’S LIFE, AND THOUSANDS OF OTHERS.>>WE LOOK AT MINUTE BY MINUTE CHANGE IN OUTCOME.>>THAT’S WHY DOCTORS DO NOT RECOMMEND FINDING ANOTHER RIDE.>>WE SEE THAT A LOT, WE TRY TO DISCOURAGE PEOPLE FROM DRIVING IN THEY MEAN OR HAVING FAMILY — THEMSELVES OR HAVING FAMILY BRING THEM IN.>>THAT’S SOMETHING MICHAEL WILL NEVER FORGET. KETV NEWSWATCH 7.>>THOSE MINUTES MATTER. DESPITE THE RECOMMENDATIONS, THE OFFICIALS SAY LAST YEAR, THEY