Heart attack drill provides lifesaving training

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - During a heart attack, minutes can be the difference between life and death. That's why Menorah Medical Center staged a heart attack drill Tuesday.

A mock patient experienced shortness of breath and chest pains.

Paramedics then arrived to rush the "patient" to the emergency room.

Doctors say it's important to teach people how to spot the signs of a heart attack.

"The risk of dying the risks of heart damage, congestive heart damage, Arrhythmia overall is better the sooner you call for the help," Director of Midwest Heart and Vascular Cardiology Ujjaval Patel said.

The hospital conducts drills every six months to train staff on heart attack procedures.

Johnson County Med-Act also helped with the drill.

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