71-Year-Old Cardiac Arrest Victim Saved by Drone Carrying Defibrillator

Daniel Attoe
Daniel Attoe

Updated · Feb 21, 2022

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An autonomous drone carrying a defibrillator helped to save a 71-year-old victim of a heart attack. 

Saved by the Drone 

A delivered a defibrillator that helped a nearby doctor save the victim’s life late last year. The man was shoveling snow from his driveway when he had a cardiac arrest.

“This is a truly revolutionary technology that needs to be implemented all over,” says the septuagenarian, who has now made a full recovery. “I can’t put into words how thankful I am to this new technology and the speedy delivery of the defibrillator. If it wasn’t for the drone I probably wouldn’t be here.”

The drone is part of Everdrone’s Emergency Medical Aerial Delivery (EMADE) service. EMADE allows emergency dispatchers to deliver life-saving equipment as quickly as possible before the paramedics arrive at the scene. 

In the case of the 71-year-old, it took only three minutes for the drone to deliver the defibrillator. Dr. Mustafa Ali, a doctor on his way to his job, worked with the equipment to deliver the treatment that saved the victim’s life.

“I started doing CPR while asking another bystander to call 112,” said the doctor, referring to Sweden’s emergency number. “Just minutes later, I saw something flying above my head. It was a drone with a defibrillator!”

The industry for drones is growing very fast. Several industries are a part of this, with drones being used in agriculture, delivery, medicine, and even for children.

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Daniel Attoe

Daniel Attoe

Daniel is an Economics grad who fell in love with tech. His love for books and reading pushed him into picking up the pen - and keyboard. Also a data analyst, he's taking that leap into data science and machine learning. When not writing or studying, chances are that you'll catch him watching football or face-deep in an epic fantasy novel.

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