Alert Hyderabad cops save heart attack victim’s life with CPR

The man’s condition has stabilised. Police were yet to identify him until reports last came in.

telangana Updated: Jan 31, 2018 23:37 IST
Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
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CPR is an emergency procedure performed on cardiac patients to sustain the flow of blood from the heart to the brain by repeatedly compressing the person’s chest.(File photo)

An unidentified man suffered a massive heart attack in the Old City on Wednesday, but was saved by the timely intervention of two home guards affiliated to the Hyderabad police.

Hyderabad deputy commissioner of police (traffic) AV Ranganath said the man collapsed unexpectedly on the road near Puranapul Darwaza around 1 pm. That was when K Chandan and Inayatullah, two home guards who were managing the traffic, rushed to his assistance. Upon realising that the man had suffered a massive heart attack, they began administering emergency aid.

“The home guards administered cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to the person by compressing his chest repeatedly and blowing air into his mouth. After that, he was shifted to a nearby hospital. The man’s condition is stable,” Ranganath said.

CPR is an emergency procedure performed on cardiac patients to sustain the flow of blood from the heart to the brain by repeatedly compressing the person’s chest. “It was a highly commendable job on the part of the home guards. They saved the man’s life,” the police officer said.

Police were yet to identify the person until reports last came in.

First Published: Jan 31, 2018 23:26 IST