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29 May 2023

Canadian heart attack victim saved at Dubai airport

By Staff

Medical staff at Dubai’s airport saved the life of a Canadian passenger who suffered from a sudden heart attack just before boarding a flight to his home country, a local newspaper reported on Tuesday.

The unnamed passenger was on a transit flight to Canada when he collapsed on the ground at Concourse A in the bustling airport to the shock of scores of passengers and airport workers, Albayan Arabic language daily said.

The first aid team and other airport employees rushed the passenger to the treatment room and performed an urgent resuscitation operation before a doctor arrived and used electric shocks on the patient.

“The doctor succeeded in restarting the patient’s heart by using electric shocks, massaging and medicine,” the paper said.

It said the patient was then transferred to hospital in Dubai, where he stayed for treatment for 10 days before he was allowed to travel.

The paper said the doctor, his staff and other airport workers who contributed to saving the Canadian’s life were honoured this week by Majid Al Joukar, deputy manager of operations at Dubai’s airport.

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