Clyde man grateful to doctors who saved his life
Tue, 10 Jun 2014 22:24:27 GMT —
Dale Ryan got married days after emerging from a medically-induced coma.He suffered a heart attack while jogging in Fremont on May 28.His fiancee Carolyn was a few paces behind Dale when he slumped to the ground. At first Carolyn thought Dale was joking, but when she got close to him she realized that something was wrong. "I started pushing on his chest, like I have seen on TV because I'm not trained, but I will be now," Carolyn said.Dale's heart surgeon said the CPR Carolyn performed was the difference maker. "Absent her being there and doing a good job of CPR the outcome would have been dramatcially different," Dr. Riordan said.
Dale emerged from therapeutic hypothermia on May 31, the two-year anniversary of his first date with Carolyn.The couple exchanged wedding vows on June 4 and Dale had successful triple bypass heart surgery the following day. "They brought me back from the brink. I might not be alive if it weren't for them," Dale said.