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

Vancouver first aid
Prompt delivery of CPR followed by an AED significantly increases the chances of survival.

His teammates immediately
performed CPR and utilized the defibrillator of the arena. Brown is hoping that
others will also do the same in similar scenarios.

Public areas should
have an easily-accessible defibrillator, especially in sports arenas. It is
also recommended that everybody knows how to perform CPR and use an automated
external defibrillator (AED). Prompt delivery of CPR followed by an AED
significantly increases the chances of survival. Remember you never know when
someone might need help.

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Learn how to help by enrolling in a first aid training and for more information, check out these sources:

https://www.healthline.com/health/first-aid/cpr

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defibrillation

https://www.webmd.com/first-aid/cpr-new-defibrilators#1

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