WUHAN, Nov. 24 (Xinhua) -- A woman has saved her husband's life after an emergency despatch operator talked her through how to resuscitate him using CRP.
A recording of the 26-minute phone call, made on Sept. 24, was released by Wuhan city's local media Changjiang Daily and quickly spread across China's social networks.
Peng, 43, collapsed at home in Wuhan, capital city of central China's Hubei Province.
His wife immediately called the emergency center for help.
Liu Qing was the operator who took the call. She quickly ascertained that Peng had just had a heart attack and she talked the man's wife through chest compressions and artificial respiration.
Peng was breathing again six minutes later, but Liu stayed on the line with Peng's distraught wife until the ambulance arrived.
Paramedic Jin Junying arrived at the scene 26 minutes later to see Peng's wife doing chest compressions, her face bathed in tears and sweat.
Peng was admitted to Wuhan City Central Hospital. He was declared out of danger after three days.
"There is less than one percent chance of survival for patients who experience SCA away from hospital," said Chen Manhua, dean of the hospital's cardiovascular department.
He spoke highly of the woman's courageous acts to save her husband, saying that the chance of survival for victims of attacks like this is raised to 60 percent if they receive CPR within four minutes.
The recording has touched millions of netizens.
"When the woman shouted that she was too scared and begged the operator not to hang up phone, I was moved to tears," user "Pangpangdexinshangren" wrote on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo.
"To be frank, CPR for over 20 minutes is no easy job for anyone, love conquers," said user "quwuxunjian".
Another Weibo user "Linseeu" commented that "the operator is great, and the love of the wife is touching."
Some have urged the government to offer CPR training to the public and offer first-aid courses to school children.
Statistics from China's National Cardiovascular Disease Center suggests that 3.5 million people die from heart attacks annually, and 88 percent of the cases occur at home.