A 36-year-old woman who suffered a second heart attack while on holiday in the Kruger National Park on Friday was airlifted to hospital for cardiac care. Picture: ER24
A 36-year-old woman who suffered a second heart attack while on holiday in the Kruger National Park on Friday was airlifted to hospital for cardiac care. Picture: ER24

Woman (36) airlifted to hospital after suffering second heart attack

By IOL Reporter Time of article published Oct 16, 2021

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Durban - A 36-year-old woman who suffered a second heart attack while on holiday in the Kruger National Park on Friday was airlifted to hospital for cardiac care.

ER24 spokesperson, Ross Campbell, said the woman, who had suffered a heart attack a month and a half ago, called for assistance at around 9am after experiencing chest pains.

Campbell said the park rangers at her campsite had already offered to transport her to their 24-hour medical facility at Skukuza when she initially experienced pains the night before.

"ER24 paramedics travelled from Tzaneen, dispatching a private medical helicopter to fly ahead to Skukuza airport once they arrived on-scene. Our paramedics treated the patient, who was in a serious condition, with Advanced Life Support interventions before transporting her through to the airport to meet the helicopter," he said.

Campbell said the patient was then flown to a private hospital in Centurion for specialist Cardiologist care.

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