Cruise ship passenger receives emergency cardiac care from Health City

A 55 year old female cruise ship passenger has been treated at Health City Cayman Islands for a suspected heart attack while vacationing on a cruise ship.

The patient, from Sarasota, Florida USA, was visiting Grand Cayman during a cruise with the Carnival cruise line which had initially left from Tampa, Florida.

The patient was physically fit, very health conscious and a keen diver with no prior cardiac history. According to Health City, a new Cayman facility renowned for cardiac care, she said that she awoke at 4am with chest pains, so the ship performed enzyme blood tests and suspected a heart episode.

After evaluation in Grand Cayman she was immediately sent to Health City whereby she was treated. The couple has since returned home after a successful recovery.

Dr Chandy Abraham, Medical and Facility Director at Health City, Cayman’s new private hospital specializing in cardiac surgery, cardiology and orthopedics, said the fact the patient had been treated in Cayman would greatly aid her overall recovery.

“In emergency situations such as this it is vital the patient receives excellent medical care as soon as possible after the cardiac event,” he said. “We were able to treat the patient as soon as she was sent to us. This is important because any delay in treatment for a heart episode can lead to a less successful recovery.”

Dr Chandy said the patient and her husband were extremely grateful she was able to receive medical care on island and did not need to be air-lifted to Miami for treatment, as would have been the case prior to the advent of Health City.

“They were also extremely grateful to the staff and physicians at Health City for the care, attention and concern shown during this worrying time,” he added. (PR Health City)

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