Dizziness and shortness of breath is cause for alarm
When an employee of a Redpoint client in Afghanistan felt tightness in his chest, dizziness and a rapid heart rate, his employer contacted Redpoint. The man — a manager in aviation operations at the local airfield — was in his 20s and these symptoms, along with shortness of breath, were alarming.
Physicians at a local clinic in Kandahar ran a series of tests and the Redpoint medical team recommended a medical evacuation to a world class hospital in Dubai for further evaluation. Redpoint Operations medically transported him to Dubai, and arranged ground transportation to the hospital.
There, a cardiology team performed further tests and determined the young man could safely return to work after a short rest. Redpoint organized his return flight to Kandahar, frequently updating his employer regarding his condition and location.
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