New Delhi: Timely intervention by doctors saved a 18-year-old boy’s life from sudden cardiac arrest. The teenager had lost his mother and 12-year-old sister to similar malfunction of the heart. The doctor said after giving emergency cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), the teen’s grandfather rushed him to the hospital where he was diagnosed with ventricular tachycardia, a rhythm disorder caused by erratic electrical signals for the heart. With the rising number of death due to cardiac arrests, there is a greater need to raise awareness about cardiac diseases, fatalities and the deaths in various age groups.
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