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Life-saving measures help patient survive cardiogenic shock

Amber Medina thought the anxiety she was feeling was just the ordinary stress of daily life. Sure, the 38-year-old Albuquerque resident had a lot going on, as she had recently decided to go back to school and learn a new trade as a certified automotive technician.

Still, her boyfriend noticed that something was affecting Amber. For three straight days, he asked if she was okay. “I’m fine,” she always told him.

Drop Your Pride, Make the Call

While working in his home office in November 2021, Jim M. began to feel lightheaded. Alone, Jim gently lowered himself to the floor, knowing a fall was imminent. Moments later, he began to realize the lightheaded, dizzy feeling wasn’t going to subside.

Fortunately, Jim made the decision to call an ambulance, and Albuquerque EMTs arrived 10 minutes later. Jim was able to put up the dogs and greet the EMTs at the door, to their surprise.