Turkish doctor suffers heart attack on live TV health show

A screenshot from YouTube shows Dr Ugur Yansel clutching his chest. Dr Ugur Yansel, a professor of orthopaedics, was explaining flat feet in children when he had a heart attack during a live telecast of the hugely-popular Healthy Living (Saglikli Yas
A screenshot from YouTube shows Dr Ugur Yansel clutching his chest. Dr Ugur Yansel, a professor of orthopaedics, was explaining flat feet in children when he had a heart attack during a live telecast of the hugely-popular Healthy Living (Saglikli Yasam) programme on Turkish TV. -- PHOTO: YOUTUBE 

ISTANBUL (AFP) - A Turkish doctor on Tuesday suffered a heart attack in front of millions of viewers during a popular health show broadcast live on national television.

Dr Ugur Yansel, a professor of orthopaedics, was explaining flat feet in children when he had a heart attack during a live telecast of the hugely-popular Healthy Living (Saglikli Yasam) programme on the Istanbul-based 360 channel.

The doctor, who is in his late 50s, displayed symptoms such as chest pain and discomfort before suffering what appeared to be the first in a series of heart attacks.

"Are you feeling well, professor?" asked Arzu Kilic, the elegantly-dressed host of the show, suggesting that he took a sip of water.

"It's something to do with my pacemaker," Yansel replied, pointing to his chest.

He then took some water and had a more severe heart attack, which made him jump up on the couch.

Kilic, who managed to keep her composure throughout the entire show, somehow ended the broadcast with a smile on her face: "It's time to take care of our doctor now, and the commercials."

Yansel was moved to the backstage area where he had a third heart attack.

He was taken to a hospital by ambulance and is reported to be in a stable condition.