On 17/08/2015, a gentleman aged 67yrs was admitted to our Emergency room in an unresponsive state after complaining of chest discomfort and breathlessness for few hours. A quick history from his family placed the period of unresponsiveness, the downtime at approximately 10 minutes. Our immediate assessment revealed the patient was in a cardiac arrest with significant frothing around the mouth. Lead by a team of experts in Emergency Medicine, we started immediate resuscitative efforts. As it was a suspected Hypoxia, the patient was rapidly intubated and placed on ventilator support with suctioning to remove excessive secretions. With cumulative resuscitative efforts lasting 6 minutes or 3 cycles of CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation), doctors managed to resuscitate the gentleman obtaining a relatively stable and sustainable cardiac activity. He was then transferred to the Critical Care Unit with his care being supervised by a Senior Cardiologist Dr.YVC. With their expert state of the art care, the patient was able to walk out of the hospital on August 4th in complete command of faculties - A success caused by rapid, well directed expert care by a team of trained doctors and nurses.
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