EMT who suffered aortic aneurysm while responding to crash released from hospital


HELLO AGAIN, I’M DAVID NOVARRO. >>I’M SANDRA ALLICOT. >>>A SPECIAL HOMECOMING FROM AN FDNY LIEUTENANT WHO SUFFERED A MEDICAL SCARE ON THE JOB. HE WAS RELEASED FROM THE HOSPITAL JUST A SHORT TIME AGO. >>RESPONDING TO HELP ANOTHER EMS WORKER WHEN HE HAD A MEDICAL EPISODE OF HIS OWN. >>Reporter: DAVID, IT’S ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE TO HEAR ABOUT HIS RECOVERY. HE’S ABLE TO WALK. HE’S ABLE TO TALK, AND DOCTORS SAY HE’S ALMOST ARE BACK TO BEING A NORMAL PERSON. THAT’S AFTER EXPERIENCING AN AORTIC ANEURYSM. BROTHERS AND FDNY OFFICIALS LINING UP HERE ALONG MOUNT SINAI ON THE UPPER EAST SIDE, AS HE WAS WHEELED OUT OF THE HOSPITAL. AT JUST 47 YEARS OLD, THIS LIEUTENANT IS LUCKY TO BE ALIVE. HIS PHYSICIANS SAY HE HAD A TEAR IN HIS AORTA, THAT’S THE LARGEST ORGAN IN THE BODY. HE WAS RESPONDING TO ANOTHER EMS PERSONNEL WHO HAD A MEDICAL CONDITION OF THEIR OWN BACK IN QUEENS WHEN THE LIEUTENANT EXPERIENCED HIS OWN MEDICAL ISSUE. THE DOCTOR HAPPENED TO BE RIDING A ALONG WITH THE PHYSICIAN AT THE TIME. HE WAS ALSO IN AN AMBULANCE. CIRCUMSTANCES THAT WERE DEFINITELY IN HIS FAVOR. >>IN THIS SITUATION HE WAS ALREADY IN AN AMBULANCE, PART OF A RECOVERY TEAM, AND THAT HELPED EXPEDITE HIS ADMISSION TO THE HOSPITAL, AND HELPED HIM GET IMMEDIATE ATTENTION. >>WE ARE JUST SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS. YOU KNOW, IT’S NOT ALWAYS THAT WE GET TO SEE A RESULT LIKE THIS, AND BE ON THE OPPOSITE END OF IT. BUT WE ARE CERTAINLY GRATEFUL, AND WE JUST WANT TO WISH LIEUTENANT WANG A HAPPY RECOVERY. >>Reporter: NOW THE OTHER EMT, LIAM GLINANE, RECOVERING IN THE HOSPITAL STILL. HE ACTUALLY HAD A HEART ATTACK. THAT HAPPENED TO BE THE INCIDENT THAT LIEUTENANT WANG WAS HEADING TO WHEN HE HAD THAT