Chief Physician, Area Jihlava, Vysočina region, Czech Republic
Helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) is integral part of the rescue system. The dispatch center should properly use its potential. The main advantages are the speed of the transport of the physician to the patient and the speed of the transport of the patient into proper medical facility. Cardiac arrest is the indication for HEMS activation. This case report reports on sudden cardiac arrest, role of the dispatch center, early assesment of possible causes and adequate teams activation. Deployment of HEMS can lead to saving human life.