An elderly Australian man has been brought to the hospital after having a heart attack at Tan Son Nhat Airport in HCM City on August 15.
While walking down stairs during a transit flight at Tan Son Nhat Airport to Australia, 76-year-old Robert Edward Johnson suddenly had severe chest pains. He was quickly transferred to Military Hospital 175 where doctors said he was in critical condition as 90% of his blood vessels were blocked.
Doctor Ta Anh Hoang at the hospital said, “This is a serious case with a high fatality rate. We had to operate to put a stent into the artery.”
The patient has recovered and is being monitored at the hospital.
According to the doctor, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. A heart attack occurs when one or more of your coronary arteries become blocked. It can be caused by unhealthy lifestyles, diabetes or genetic diseases. The patients often have chest pains, cold sweat and nausea.
It’s best to go to the doctors within three to four hours when the heart attack starts because late admission means higher fatality rate and after-effects. The patients can suffer from severe neurological and motor after-effects, adversely affecting the quality of life.