On a brisk day in October 2022, emergency responders at Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Pocono sprang into action to treat a patient who was suffering a heart attack where his left anterior artery was 99% blocked. This particular event is known as a widow-maker heart attack. Surviving this type of heart attack is not statistically likely, which is why it’s critical for a care team to act quickly to remove the blockage.
Luckily, the patient had the right team at his side. They knew what to do, thanks in part to the man they were treating: Steven Kulick.
Kulick is a certified EMT-paramedic instructor with LVH–Pocono EMS, an American Heart Association (AHA) Coordinator and an EMS Continuing Education and Simulation Lab Administrator at LVH–Pocono. Training and preparedness are at the forefront of everything he does, constantly readying his colleagues for situations like the heart attack he experienced.