Joseph Hardman, a paramedic from Detroit had a heart
attack – while giving CPR to a patient having a heart attack.
"There was a sudden explosion-type feeling in my
chest," said Hardman. His partner drove him and the patient to the local hospital.
Both men had identical stents put in to remove blockages, and both are
recovering. "If I hadn't been in the position I was in, I would have been
deceased," he added.
A hospital doctor said they had never seen, nor heard of such a happening before. According to Hardman, he has no prior medical
history of heart problems and has been working as a paramedic in Detroit for 15
The blockage was found in a key artery that is often
referred to by cardiologists as the "widow maker”. Doctors say he probably
faces months of rehab before he'll be able to return to work.
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