Posted by audraw0039 on 01/25/2022

On October 5, 2020 my 45-year-old husband suffered a cardiac arrest while at work. I received the call at 10:15 am from his boss that he was being loaded into an ambulance because he had had a heart attack at work. I got a call from the ER doctor while I was driving to the hospital that my husband was being taken to the cath lab, that he had suffered a cardiac arrest. Once arriving at the cath lab, I sat for what seemed like hours, the cardiologist came out and said my husband had had a 100 percent blockage in his LAD and should be waking up soon. Three hours passed and they never called me back, but I saw them wheeling him out of the cath lab, he had gone into shock. They told me that they would be getting him stable and the nurse manager called me back and explained the hypothermic treatment along with the odds of brain damage, etc. My husband was in a coma for 11 days and in the hospital for 17 days total. He has no heart damage. He does have some long term memory issues, some forgetfulness, and sometimes he gets his words turned around but other than that he is healthy. I am very thankful for the people that saved his life that day.