Oviedo ER Heart Attack Patient Hal Elliott’s Story

Oviedo ER Heart Attack Patient Hal Elliott’s Story


(upbeat orchestral music) – [Narrator] Located in the
heart of Central )Florida, Oviedo is a great community
for busy families. It has excellent schools,
fabulous outdoor recreation, and now it has Oviedo ER. And that’s made a difference in the lives of residents like Hal Elliott. – My daughter and I went
to the grocery store Saturday morning like
10:00-ish, 10:30 maybe. And I didn’t feel so well when I pulled into the parking slot. So I asked her if we could sit for a few minutes, and then– – He put his head back onto the seat, and took a deep breath,
trying to calm down, and– – My arm just started killin’ me. I’ve heard of people saying, numbness or tingling, or something. I mean, it felt like my
arm was just sheared off. And it was incredible. – He was insistent on going home. And I was like, “No. If your
chest hurts and your arm hurts, “I’m pretty sure you’re
having a heart attack.” – She said she looked over and I was just white as a sheet. She was aware of a new
ER really close to us. – By Hal’s daughter
immediately bringing him to the Oviedo ER, they were able to ascertain very quickly that he was having a heart attack. – I couldn’t imagine losing him. We have very good, close
connection and love. I just can’t imagine life without him. (ambulance siren wail) – [Narrator] Hal was rushed by ambulance to the cath lab at Central
Florida Regional Hospital to open the blocked artery in his heart. – The Oviedo ER has become a game-changer in by being there and being
able to identify immediately that someone is actually
having a heart attack, we’re part of the same team. Our hospital was in complete preparation and ready for receipt of Hal. We were able to identify that
there was an artery closed that was causing damage
to the heart muscle. So the name of the game is to
quickly get that artery opened as fast as possible and to restore blood
flow to the heart muscle. And we were able to do that and save significant heart tissue. – [Narrator] The quick
response of the Oviedo ER and cardiac catheterization team at Central Florida Regional
Hospital saved Hal’s life. But during the procedure, doctors identified additional
disease that would require more extensive intervention. – He told us that he would need a bypass. He showed the pictures really clearly. We understood everything. – [Narrator] The cardiac
surgery team performed a successful bypass. Within a week, Hal was home
and working on recovering. – When you’re in a
life-changing situation, the worst things come to your mind. And I had a little bit of doubt, but once I got to the Ovieda
ER, I knew he was fine. – I think we should be thankful and happy that happened in right time then. Right time, my daughter was
with him, he wasn’t alone. And I was happy that finally Oviedo has a ER. – That facility has made
a huge difference already. There is direct communication
between the two facilities. We’re one of the same. We are the same team. – [Sevinj] For our family, if ever we need to go to the hospital, that will be Central
Florida Regional Hospital. That’s for sure.

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