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posted by martyb on Saturday January 08, @03:31PM   Printer-friendly
from the can't-"beat"-it! dept.

Drone helps save cardiac arrest patient in Sweden:

An autonomous drone has helped to save the life of a 71-year-old man who was suffering a cardiac arrest.

The drone delivered a defibrillator to a doctor helping the man, who became ill while shovelling snow outside his house in Trollhattan, Sweden.

The man, who didn't wish to be named, told the BBC it was "fantastic" that it arrived so quickly.

The company behind the drone says it meant that defibrillation could begin before the arrival of an ambulance.

Everdrone says it took just over three minutes from the alarm being raised until the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) was delivered.

[...] The patient told the BBC he doesn't remember what happened that day in early December.

He was clearing thick snow from his driveway but when the cardiac arrest hit, "everything went black", he said.

[...] Dr Mustafa Ali, who happened to be driving past at the time, rushed to help and told Everdrone: "I was on my way to work at the local hospital when I looked out the car window and saw a man collapsed in his driveway.

"The man had no pulse, so I started doing CPR while asking another bystander to call 112 (the Swedish emergency number).

"Just minutes later, I saw something flying above my head. It was a drone with a defibrillator."

Everdrone chief executive Mats Sallstrom believes the technology played a part in a team effort to save the patient's life.

"It's a medical doctor doing CPR, it's the early defibrillation, it's the treatment in the ambulance on the way to the hospital," he told the BBC.

"It's important to understand that there's a chain of events saving the person's life, and the drone is a very critical part of how that system works."

The drone is a partnership between the Karolinska Institutet - Sweden's largest medical university - together with the national emergency operator SOS Alarm, Region Vastra Gotaland and Everdrone.

Finally some happy news.


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  • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 09, @07:29AM (3 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 09, @07:29AM (#1211211)

    Vulcans have one heart located approximately where the human liver is. Thanks to the brak'lul, Klingons have an eight chamber heart which occupies both sides of the chest.

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  • (Score: 2) by acid andy on Sunday January 09, @08:23PM (2 children)

    by acid andy (1683) on Sunday January 09, @08:23PM (#1211308) Homepage Journal

    Damn, I have a memory of a medical examination of an alien character where it's observed that they have two hearts, one beating on each side of their chest. I could've sworn it was Star Trek and I thought it was Vulcans. It could also have been in the "Making Of" book, among the early ideas they had in developing the lore. But maybe I'm confusing it with some other sci-fi.

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    • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 09, @10:27PM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 09, @10:27PM (#1211331)

      Well, Tom Paris grew another heart in Threshold. Maybe that is it.

      • (Score: 2) by acid andy on Sunday January 09, @10:41PM

        by acid andy (1683) on Sunday January 09, @10:41PM (#1211335) Homepage Journal

        That sounds like an amusing episode. I'll have to re-watch Voyager sometime. I've just realized the two hearts thing was most likely on Doctor Who.

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