Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) performed CPR and administered defibrillation on a man in cardiac arrest in a South Carolina airport on Tuesday, Roe’s office confirmed.Good thing Roe's a Republican. A Democrat would have called together a panel to decide if the victim was worth saving or if his subsequent medical bills might be excessive.
Roe rushed to an unidentified man’s aid in the Charlotte airport Tuesday morning, performed CPR, and used the emergency medical technicians’ equipment in order to shock the man’s heart, according to Roe’s office.
Roe was able to restart the man’s heart.
“I bet the guy wasn’t down probably 30 seconds before Phil was taking care of him. They gave him CPR for like 5 or 6 minutes. They pumped his chest pretty good. It was work, it was pretty intimidating to watch,” Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.), Roe’s traveling companion, told The Daily Caller.
Mulvaney said he saw the man’s heart beat flatline.
“The guy was dead. There’s no question,” Mulvaney said. “This guy is alive because of Phil Roe and a couple other very important people at the airport.”
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
The former obstetrician can still wield a mighty defibrillator:
Posted by Rick Moore on 9/20/2011