A man who suffered a heart attack at Dublin Airport last month has thanked its staff for saving his life.
Dr. Farqad Alamgir, who is a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, had just traveled to Dublin from Manchester.
After the plane touched down the cardiologist suffered a heart arrack in Terminal 2.
Dr. Alamgir was given CPR by an Aer Lingus staff member until the airport's advanced paramedics arrived.
Since being introduced in 2003, Dublin Airport's defibrillator CPR programme has saved 32 lives.
Cardiologist gives heartfelt thanks to @DublinAirport Police & Fire Officers who saved his life. The airport’s defibrillator programme has saved 32 lives since it was first introduced in 2003 ❤️ #heartsafe #airportlife https://t.co/XbAZb5Y0pU pic.twitter.com/2llSw3W6ti
— Dublin Airport (@DublinAirport) February 18, 2020
Dr. Alamgir was then transferred to the Mater Hospital where he underwent emergency bypass surgery.
Speaking about the experience he says “I remember getting off the aircraft at Dublin Airport, then the next memory I have is waking up in the Coronary Care Unit in the Mater Hospital”.
"The speed of the response not only saved my life, but the resuscitation was so effective that I have not suffered any neurological or cardiac muscle damage.”