SAVANNA, GEORGIA (WSAV) – Almost a year ago, Harold Sims was playing golf when he suddenly learned something was wrong.
“I started sweating a lot, fell through the wheel. The next thing I know, three big guys are pulling me out of the truck, and these two ladies appear, ”said Harold Sims, who suffered a heart attack.
Sims suffered from a “widow’s” heart attack.
As course staff called 9-1-1, the emergency services were on site in minutes and were able to deliver Sims to a hospital bed in a total of 47 minutes.
The only fastest contact with the device of the year for a patient with a heart attack at Memorial Health.
What really moved me was when I was transferred to the operating room, Dr. Daly showed up, and the first words from his mouth were, “I’m sorry, we don’t have time to present,” and he went to work, and here I am today, exclaimed Sims.
On Friday, Sims was able to surprise with special gratitude those who first responded who came to his aid almost a year ago.
As well as honoring them with a diploma, honoring their role in saving his life.
“It’s a really good feeling to just know that this patient has become very critical and now they enjoy every day with their family. It’s a very good feeling, ”explained Ashley Mantaver of Chatham EMS.
When the heart month is coming to an end, local doctors want you to be aware of some risk factors that may make you more prone to a heart attack.
Factors such as age, obesity, high blood pressure or cholesterol, and even tobacco use.
“Some of the classic signs and symptoms are severe chest discomfort, chest pressure, often associated with feelings of weakness and heavy sweating, but the manifestations can vary from person to person,” explained Dr. Dale Daly, Memorial Health interventional cardiologist. .
Health experts recommend that if you ever experience any symptoms that may be very reminiscent of a heart attack, call 9-1-1 immediately.
Doctors say it is always better to be safe than sorry and careful.