Therapeutic hypothermia benefits NH heart attack victim


Margot Sanger-Katz
Concord Monitor (New Hampshire)

PITTSFIELD, NH — For a 49-year-old man recovering from a heart attack that stopped his heart seven times and landed him in a coma for days, Randy Hodgdon is feeling pretty lucky.

Lucky because when he collapsed without warning in early May, a nearby friend knew CPR. Lucky because EMTs from the Pittsfield Fire Department showed up within minutes to shock his heart into rhythm and restore blood flow to his brain. Lucky because a Concord Hospital cardiologist was waiting for him to unclog the blocked right coronary artery that was causing the problem.

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