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Windsor heart attack victim credits defibrillators for saving lives

A defibrillator or AED saved the life of a Windsor man. He emphasizes that everybody should learn how to use the device. Andrew Brown suffered a massive heart attack after playing hockey at Belle River Arena. Luckily, the 51-year old man was saved by his teammates. Life-saving defibrillators Prompt delivery of CPR followed by an […]

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Areas of Toronto require life-saving defibrillators

The public defibrillators can be found in several places, but a new study suggests parts of downtown Toronto are under served. The defibrillators are utilized to deliver a shock to the heart to restore its normal rhythm and credited to help save lives. Accessibility of AEDs According to a University of Toronto engineering professor, there […]

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AED and quick response saved a man’s life at Canada Games Complex

A 64-year old man collapsed while playing squash and saved by an AED. The availability of a public defibrillator and the rapid action by the staff at the Canada Games Complex and the Thunder Bay paramedics were given credit for saving the life of the man. Based on a written release, a 64-year old man […]

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Trained patrons use CPR and Lifepak to save a man’s life

An Abbotsford man was alive after a deadly arrhythmia at the Abbotsford Recreation Centre. If a sudden heart attack occurs, the ideal setting would be in a location with a paramedic and other health care professionals present and an available defibrillator. It was the case for an Abbotsford man who was alive after suffering a […]

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U.S. border officers assist in saving a man’s life with AED

A man was under medical distress after arriving at the border to cross from Abbotsford to the U.S. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Huntingdon border crossing helped save the life of a 56-year old Canadian man. The Kamloops man along with his wife arrived at the border to cross from […]

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Clarenville first responder receives life-saving award

A Clarenville man was given recognition for saving the life of a man while working at the Hebron Gravity Base Structure site. Adrian Tarrant of Clarenville together with Jamie Budden and Ashley Perham were among the recipients to receive an award for their acts of bravery. The trio worked together to save the life of […]

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Man performs CPR on wife

Firefighters who saved the life of Abbotsford woman’s life invited to party. After the arrival of the Abbotsford firefighters at the Yntema household on Sunday afternoon, they were greeted by applause from a gathering of people in the sunny backyard. The scene was a different one to the last time the men arrived at the […]