The Bride and a Fellow Nurse Save a Man in a Heart Attack

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A Massachusetts bride and some of her guests intervened to save the life of a man who had suffered a severe heart attack.  

When Micaela Johnson suddenly collapsed, everyone was dancing at her wedding. 

“We’re at a wedding and we think someone’s had a heart attack,”One 911 caller stated. 

“We’re at a wedding. We just had somebody go down on the floor,”Another 911 caller reported.  

Johnson explained that Johnson was aware of something wrong when someone demanded the band stop playing the music. 

“When I turned around, I had seen this person on the ground,”She said.  

Amazingly, the bride is a registered nurse in the emergency room and many of her guests were also nurses. They jumped into action and helped the man who was ill on the dance floor. 

“He wasn’t the right color, he wasn’t breathing properly, and so they went in and did a quick assessment and started doing CPR on him,”She said.  

Johnson and five guests all work at the prestigious Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.  

“This was very like spur of the moment, everybody just kind of jumped in,”One nurse stated.  

The guest suffered from what is known as a widow-maker, which is a severe form of heart attack that can often lead to death.  

The defibrillator was placed at the patient’s chest by nurses. 

“It seemed like a very long time that we were working on him and doing CPR and getting shocked,”One nurse stated.  

The team kept the guest alive until help arrived. Later, they discovered that he had woken up and was speaking in the ambulance. 

“He probably wouldn’t be alive today, honestly, if it didn’t happen at my wedding,”Johnson stated.

 

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