Yellow Wiggle Greg Page had no symptoms and said he was healthier than ever before during a heart attack during a bushfire charity concert.
Page suffered a cardiac arrest during a Sydney concert to raise money for bushfire assistance on January 17 before an off-duty nurse saved his life.
On Friday, he returned to Castle Hill RSL to thank Grace Jones, 23, who attended the concert and used a defibrillator to save the life of the Wiggle star.
But Page said before the evening of the concert that he had not felt any symptoms that he would suffer from orthostatic intolerance or “genuine intolerance.”
“I had no warning signs or existing symptoms that something could go wrong,” he said An ongoing case.
The brush of Yellow Wiggle Greg Page (center front) with death has prompted health care professionals to demand more investment in the defibrillators who saved his life
On Friday, he returned to Castle Hill RSL to thank Grace Jones, 23, who attended the concert and used a defibrillator to save the life of the Wiggle star
“If there was anything I was training harder to prepare for the show, I would run faster, go to the gym, and make sure I was so fit that I didn’t know there was a ticking time bomb. “
“It’s not necessarily how you look on the outside, it’s how you look on the inside.”
Greg said he had no warning signs in the run-up to his heart attack, and had even seen a doctor weeks earlier who had passed a number of stress tests.
People with orthostatic intolerance have a nervous system that has difficulty pumping enough blood through the body, which is a reason for Page’s cardiac arrest.
The original Wiggles line-up was removed from the release of their latest song, Hot Potato, when the incident occurred.
Because Page stood tall for a long time, 750 ml of blood flowed away from his head and to his legs, exerting enormous pressure on his heart.
The children’s entertainer had reportedly complained that he felt unwell with his band members after being on the stage for about an hour.
Three shots from the defibrillator were needed to bring his heart back into rhythm.
“I had no warning signs or existing symptoms that something could go wrong,” Page said
Paramedic Brian Purcell (right) praised Grace Jones (left) and said Page lived because of her quick actions
After his collapse, Page was taken to Westmead Hospital, where he was operated to have a stent inserted into his heart.
Experts have said that without the public access defibrillator, it is likely that Page would have lost his life.
Mrs. Jones bravely came in from the audience, performed CPR with the defibrillator alongside Steve Pace, the Wiggles drummer and Kimmy Antonelli, a band member.
The group is praised for saving Page’s life after beating his heart for about 20 minutes with the defibrillator three times, until paramedics arrived.
Shortly after the incident, Jones explained how she had never saved anyone’s life outside of the hospital.
The Wiggles placed a photo of Page in the hospital with a thumbs up with the caption: “Let’s raise the roof tonight and do it for Greg while collecting money for the Australian Red Cross and WIRES.”
Greg said he had no warning signs in the run-up to his heart attack, and even a week earlier had even seen a doctor who had passed a number of stress tests (pictured with the people who helped save his life)
She said: “It’s a bit surreal. I do things like that every day at work, I didn’t expect to do that without equipment and stuff. ”
Page is now urging the public to become more aware of defibrillators to prevent tragedies.
NSW Ambulance Commissioner Dominic Morgan said that more money needed to be spent on the devices.
Dr. Morgan said defibrillators can be purchased for $ 1500, and said it was “unfortunately uncommon” for paramedics to come to a cardiac arrest and find one on the site.
“Time is essential when it comes to treating cardiac arrests,” he said.
“Every minute your heart is stopped, the chance of survival decreases by 7-10 percent.”