How to survive an heart attack ?

Recently I visited the Philips Innovation Center in Bangalore. While talking to Dr Mabel who had come there to give a demonstration of the lastest Philips Automated External Defibrillator (AED) I came to know of some interesting facts.

Did you know that 7,00,000 people have heart attacks in India each year. and out of them only 10 % survive? This is because a patient needs to get to the hospital within an hour of the initial cheat pain.

Artificial defibrillation just at the moment the heart stops beating can revive almost 80-85 % of the patients. For more on the visit and the demo, please watch my vidoe from the center above.

As always comments and suggestions are welcome.

Dr. Vikram Venkateswaran

Management Thinker, Marketer, Healthcare Professional Communicator and Ideation exponent

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