CNN PRODUCER NOTE This iReporter told me, 'The man had the heart attack approximately 40 minutes into a Southwest flight from Las Vegas to Tampa. His wife was very upset, naturally. From the time they announced that they needed medical assistance, I would estimate that it was 30 minutes until we landed in El Paso [where the flight was diverted]. At the end of the flight, everyone applauded the doctors for saving his life. One of the doctors told me that, if it were not for the defibrillator, he would have died.'
Southwest Airlines confirmed this incident took place on Monday. 'Our Flight Attendants enlisted the help from several doctors onboard to provide care for the passenger until we were on the ground in El Paso, where paramedics met the flight and transported the passenger to the hospital.'
- hhanks, CNN iReport producer