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Heart attack victim treated by air ambulance team in Whatton

Emergency services

Emergency services

A 45-year-old man suffered a heart attack on Saturday afternoon in Whatton and was treated by an air ambulance crew.

The East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) was first on the scene but requested the use of the Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA) doctor to treat him before being taken to hospital.

DLRAA received the call at 3.37pm and landed at the scene of the incident 13 minutes later and the crew successfully resuscitated the man.

The patient was taken by land ambulance to Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham for further treatment. The DLRAA doctor travelled along with the patient in order to monitor his condition.

A spokesman for the DLRAA said 90% of its rescue missions carry doctors on board which means they can provide advanced medical intervention and administer higher levels of medication, effectively “bringing the hospital to the patient”.

 

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