Woman who suffered heart attack on bus released from hospital
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -
The woman who suffered a heart attack on a city bus last week was released from the hospital on Thursday.
Elizabeth Tormey went into cardiac arrest and collapsed on an MTA bus on the morning of November 26 as she was on her way to work.
"She has something called cardiomyopathy," said Dr. Stacy Davis, Elizabeth's cardiologist and Comprehensive Director of the Heart Failure Program at Baptist Hospital. "The electrical system, in the very simplest terms, of her heart shorted out."
Health officials have said that a quick thinking passenger likely saved the mother of two's life as they performed CPR until emergency workers arrived on the scene.
Tormey, 52, has since received a pacemaker defibrillator, a device that will help her maintain a normal heart rhythm.
"She's doing better. She's still a very slow recovery, but she's pressing on," husband Sandy Tormey previously told Nashville's News 2.
Elizabeth Tornmey will continue her recovery at home.