BBC Hospital show realities of Liverpool knife c
In Aintree Hospital’s major trauma centre, viewers saw a 15-strong team are trying to save the life of a young man who has just arrived by emergency helicopter.
He had been stabbed in the chest and was one of three stabbings to arrive during the day.
After the patient was sedated, the medical team scanned him to find the full extent of the internal damage that has necessitated a transfusion of eight units of blood.
This results revealed that the weapon had reached the patient’s heart and caused bleeding into its protective sac, preventing his heart from beating properly.
With his life hanging in the balance, the patient was blue-lit 15 minutes across the city to the Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital for emergency open-heart surgery.
Cardiac surgeon, Julius Asante-Siaw, had to release the pressure around the patient’s heart and repair the damage that the weapon has caused.
Julius said: "He's about half-a-centimetre away of being dead at the scene."
Viewers were then shown clips of the surgery being performed by the surgeons at Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital.标签：