With the next medical facility 150 kilometres away and no one else around to help, the man hooked himself up to an electrocardiogram (EKG), which showed a complete heart block. File photo: Corbis

Alone and having a heart attack, man self-medicates and saves life in true MacGyver-like fashion

Male nurse hooked himself up to an electrocardiogram, then inserted intravenous lines in both arms to self-administer drugs including aspirin, blood thinners, painkillers and a clot-dissolving drug

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With the next medical facility 150 kilometres away and no one else around to help, the man hooked himself up to an electrocardiogram (EKG), which showed a complete heart block. File photo: Corbis
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