Paramedics practice procedure in heart attack simulation
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -
Emergency responders rushed to Sioux City's Center for Active Generations this morning, but it wasn't an emergency.
It was a drill, preparation in case someone has a heart attack.
St. Luke's Regional Medical Center teamed up with Siouxland Paramedics to show us what to do when someone has a heart attack.
The main message, call 911 immediately and don't drive yourself to the hospital.
"If a person is having chest pain and are having a heart attack, there is a small percentage that may go into cardiac arrest. To be driving in a car and having cardiac arrest, could be no resuscitation that would happen," said John Jorgensen, training officer.
More than a million Americans have a heart attack every year, about half of those are deadly.