Police Chief Plays Heart Attack Victim in Educational Mock Drill

Corpus Christi Police Chief Floyd Simpson got to play the role of an heart attack victim on Thursday to help spread the word about American Heart Month.

He did his part by pretending to have a heart attack in the produce section of the HEB on Alameda. It was then up to paramedics and doctors to do the rest.

Paramedics quickly hooked him up with a heart monitor and oxygen mask. He was then loaded up onto a stretcher and taken to an ambulance. Once loaded up, his EKG readings were transmitted to Christus Spohn Shoreline's chest pain center.

"I can tell you, if that unfortunate thing happens, I feel pretty good about the services this hospital offers, and particularly from the first responders," Simpson said. "Chief Rocha should feel really good about his people."

Officials are hoping that the heart attack drill will remind folks to always eat and drink healthy.

Also, health officials say to chew a whole aspirin if you are suffering a heart attack and waiting on paramedics. It acts as a blood thinner and will start working right away to alleviate some of the heart attack symptoms.


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