>> Sitting in the chair.>> This is 95 year old Dr. Henry Heimlich. And for the very first time he got to use the maneuver he invented to save a fellow senior citizen resident who was choking on food.>> Put my arms around her, and pressed. Where I described in on the abdomen, below the ribcage, I just felt a satisfaction.
>> I walked into the dining room->> 87-year-old Patty Reese, who also lives at Cincinnati's Deupree House, an upscale senior living center. Started choking on her lunch in the dining room on Monday.>> I ordered a hamburger, and the next thing I know, I couldn't breathe. I was choking so hard, and that's Dr. Heimlich next to me.
So he did the Heimlich maneuver, but it's the first time he'd ever done it on a patient.>> For any 96 year old guy to be able to get up, react, and perform a first aid measure is pretty impressive. But for the guy who invented it, to actually do it, is just incredible.
>> The Cincinnati surgeon has appeared on multiple talk shows to demonstrate the Heimlich maneuver to dislodge food from airways. But had never used it before in an emergency.