LVHN surprises Lehigh Valley man with U.S. Senior Open passes to have a good time restoration from 'widow-maker' coronary heart assault at golf course

An avid golfer who suffered a medical emergency on an area course obtained a giant shock from the medical crew who saved him.

Rick Henrick obtained passes to the nineteenth Gap pageant space on the forty second U.S. Senior Open Championship, LVHN stated. The championship is arising later this month at Saucon Valley Nation Membership.

It was final September when Henrick, of North Catasauqua, was doing what he loves, taking part in a spherical of golf at Brookside Nation Membership in Macungie, when he began to not really feel nicely.

The top skilled, David Fields, put Henrick’s golf equipment into his cart to drive him again to the sphere home, however when he rotated, Henrick was slumped over. He was having a coronary heart assault.

Fields known as 911 and he and a few others on the membership began CPR and used an AED on Henrick. Henrick made it to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, the place medical doctors cleared a blockage and put in a pump to assist his coronary heart.

LVHN credit the AED on the membership, a fast response from membership workers, and the close by ambulance crew and medical care at LVH with saving Henrick’s life.

Courtesy Lehigh Valley Well being Community

Henrick’s left anterior descending artery was completely blocked, which brought on his cardiac arrest, LVHN stated. This sort of coronary heart assault is usually known as a “widow-maker” due to the excessive mortality price, particularly in cardiac arrest that happens exterior the hospital.

The survival price for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest is lower than 10%, so Henrick was fortunate, LVHN stated.

Henrick stated it is in all probability a superb factor he was {golfing} that day.

“If I’d have been working that day, who is aware of the place I’d have been. I often journey so I’d have been driving, in a buyer’s workplace,” he stated. “If it was going to occur to me, it was meant to occur the best way it occurred.”

LVHN says the energetic 66-year-old trucking firm gross sales director from North Catasauqua is again at work, again on the course and again to dwelling life.

On Wednesday, he performed the 18th gap at Brookside alongside Dr. Shailendra Singh and David Fields. That is once they stunned him with gallery tickets to the U.S. Senior Open at Saucon Valley Nation Membership.

“It’s an unbelievable honor and privilege to be part of this crew. I’m extraordinarily happy with all our first responders, medical doctors, nurses and workers for his or her continued dedication and exhausting work in caring for our neighborhood,” Singh stated in an announcement.

Richard Henrick

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