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Emergency resuscitation. Medical team reviving a patient who has suffered a heart attack (myocardial infarction). The doctor at left is holding metal defibrillator plates. These are put onto the patient's chest and an electric current passed through them to shock the randomly- beating heart muscle. The nurse at upper left is providing the patient with oxygen through a tube to the lungs. The doctor at right is using a stethoscope to listen for the patient's heartbeat. Photographed at Moses Cone Health System, North Carolina, USA.
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