Anesthesiologists say they didn’t experience pain when they attempted to resuscitated a patient during a cardiac arrest, but they did feel the urge to help her.
Dr. Richard Naughton of the Ohio State University Hospitals and Clinics said he had a patient who was “extremely agitated” after he started administering oxygen to her.
He said he thought she might have fallen unconscious.
Naughton said he tried to revive the patient but could not get her breathing under control.
When he tried again, he said she began to move and scream and he had to stop the procedure.
He eventually called for an ambulance and tried to resuscitating her, Naughmon said.
He was hospitalized for two days.
A spokesperson for the hospital said the patient did not need to have CPR and did not require additional assistance during the procedure, which is standard practice.
“We were able to get her oxygen back under control, so we don’t know if it was a one-off or if there was something else that happened, ” the spokesperson said in a statement.
Nurturing a heart attack is not a procedure to be taken lightly.
Nain, who is now a clinical professor of cardiology at Vanderbilt University, told The Associated Press in an email that he is “aware of the unfortunate circumstances” surrounding the incident and will be speaking to the nurse who performed the CPR.