Paramedics rush to the aid of cyclist suffering cardiac arrest to restart his heart

An East of England Ambulance Trust ambulance. Photograph Simon Parker

An East of England Ambulance Trust ambulance. Photograph Simon Parker - Credit: Archant

A man in his 50s had his heart restarted by paramedics after suffering a cardiac arrest while cycling.

The incident happened just after 6.15pm yesterday in the Lowestoft area.

The Suffolk Accident Rescue Service sent a critical care paramedic (CCP) to assist the East of England Ambulance Service in treating the patient.

The CCP was able to give drugs to the casualty and used a specialist automated chest compression device to restart the patient’s heart.

He was then taken to the James Paget Hospital for further treatment.


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