The life of a runner who collapsed was saved with CPR. The man was about to cross the finish line of the Canada Army run.
Life on the line
After performing CPR and a shock from an automated external defibrillator (AED), the sinus rhythm of the man was restored. The man is in a hospital and will soon return to his wife and daughter.
The Ottawa Paramedic Service was called to help the man in his 50s. He had a pulse and was breathing on his own but was still unconscious by the time they arrived according to Ottawa paramedics spokesman Marc-Antoine Deschamps.
The paramedics performed an electrocardiogram on the patient to confirm that he suffered a heart attack and rushed to a healthcare facility as he regained consciousness.
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Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a life-saving skill that can save lives during emergencies. It significantly improves the chances of survival during emergencies.
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