Why a doctor who gave a baby CPR and a heart attack to save his life says his heart is ‘still alive’
Krishna Patel has given up hope of ever getting back on his feet after his heart was “stuck” after CPR on a Brisbane train.
The 36-year-old father of two had been working at the WestConnex West Coast Railway Station, in the city’s CBD, when he had a cardiac arrest at a busy intersection at around 7.30pm on Sunday.
“I had to put my foot down and I had to call for help and I couldn’t breathe.
It’s not an easy situation,” he said.
Mr Patel, who lives in Brisbane, said he did CPR for about 20 minutes until paramedics arrived and put him on life support.
“It’s still alive, but I don’t know how long I’ll be alive,” he told news.com.au.
“He’s in intensive care.
We’re still working on the heart.
I’m not sure how long we’ll have him.”
Mr Patel was taken to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RWBH) and was given CPR for four minutes.
“When I first came into hospital, I was in shock,” he recounted.
“The CPR had to be done, so the heart stopped.”
He had been at the station since he was six months old, and said he had been the victim of a vicious car attack at the age of 13.
“A guy from a gang called a car thief in front of me.
It was three times worse than what happened to me,” he recalled.
Mr Pappas heart stopped “when I did CPR, it was still alive”Mr Patel said he thought he was about to die, but his heart stopped and he said he woke up with a huge “pop”.
“It felt like my body was melting and I just thought it was going to explode.”
This is what happens to your body when you do CPR.
The whole thing went in a flash,” he explained.”
My heart stopped at that point.
The next thing I knew I had a heart stop.
“Doctors say Mr Patel has had a “severe” reaction to the incident.
He said he was told he had “a heart condition” and had “significant cardiac damage” to his heart.
He is expected to undergo further cardiac surgery.
Mr Sharma, who was in his 30s at the time, said his heart had not stopped for a long time.”
Every minute is going by like a second, so I don.t know how I’m going to react,” he was quoted as saying by the ABC.”
After a while I just gave up.
“Mr Sharma said he tried to use the back of his hand to compress his heart but it was not enough to revive the boy.
He was later released from the hospital.
Mr Bharati, who works as a paramedic at the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS), said he and Mr Patel are “very lucky” to have survived.”
There’s no doubt he’s got a heart condition,” he added.”
We’re going to try and get him back to normal as quickly as possible.
“The man was charged with grievous bodily harm after the attack, which has left him with a serious condition.
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