A CPR in time saves woman’s life

•45-year-old’s life was saved in Mumbai by Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) •Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a lifesaving technique useful in many emergencies, including heart attack or in which someone's breathing or heartbeat has stopped •Vinita is fine now and she will resume work



While going to the office, 45-years-old Vinita Ramakrishnan from Mumbai suddenly suffered from back and chest pain and started sweating heavily. Her ECG revealed that she suffered a minor heart attack. When she fell unconscious, she was immediately admitted to Fortis Hospital, Mulund and was given Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).

In its full, standard form, CPR comprises the following 3 steps, performed in order:

  • Chest compressions
  • Airway
  • Breathing
  • After which, Vinita underwent angioplasty

Dr Hasmukh Ravat, senior cardiologist, Fortis Hospital, Mulund said, “After the heart attack, to save the patient’s life. It is necessary to give them the CPR, one hour before. CPR can save f per cent lives.”

Dr Sandeep Gore, Consultant and Head, Department of Accident and Emergency Medicine at Fortis Hospital said, “People tend to ignore, chest and back pain which can be the symptoms of a heart attack. Vinita was given the CPR for more than 60 minutes.”

Vinita said, “The doctor’s saved my life. I never felt that It was an heart attack. I am fine and I will resume work.”