I have just come back from a funeral for my brother. He was just 62. He was on statin medicine but his cholestrol, blood pressure, weight and diet was very much in control. In fact just a day before his death the doctor told him that he was doing fine.
He came back from work around 5:00 Pm and decided to take a short nap as usual. He typically just lays down on the sofa but this time he went to his bedroom as other people were around at home ( relatives). He slept for approx one hour, had a cup of tea and at about 7:00 PM he told his wife to cook his dinner while he went out for a walk/jog in the local school that was within 10 m of the house. He never returned. Not sure if he was jsut walking or jogging.
Apparently, some tennagers saw him claps at the track and he moved himself onto the adjacent grass area while holding his hand on his chest. He lay there face down. Because he was not moving, the teenagers came over to investigate and turned hiim onto his back and started to message his chest. A short while later a couple of other walkers ( one a nurse) continued to message the chest while someone called an ambulance, apparently when the ambulance arrived they adminsitered glucodse (?) and other stuff into his body and used a defibrilator to get his heart staretd some 30 minutes after they arrived and took him to the hospital with his heart beating. He was pronouced dead at the hospital. However the teenager that attended him first said that she saw him "breathe his last"
What could have gone wrong or be done to keep him alive ?
This is very sudden and a huge loss for all of us. He still has older brother and sistser and mother living
What could have been done to change the outcome ?