Saturday 11th July 2015 – 2.30pm – Claire Brown.
A man who suffered a cardiac arrest at a golf club in Codsall this morning was successfully revived thanks to early CPR.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a man suffering chest pain at The Wergs Golf Club, Keepers Lane in Codsall just after 10.00am this morning (Saturday). An ambulance was first on scene and was backed up by a community paramedic, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT trauma doctor on board.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When the ambulance crew arrived they found a man in his 50s near to the club house with chest pain.
“Whilst the crew began observations and started treatment, the man’s condition quickly deteriorated and he went into cardiac arrest. The medics commenced CPR and shocked his heart with a defibrillator. Thankfully, these quick actions meant that they managed to restart the man’s heart.
“Once stabilised, the man was taken by land ambulance to New Cross Hospital for further cardiac care.
“In cardiac arrest cases, early CPR really can make the difference between life a death.”