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Man in medical distress dies in WestJet plane

An elderly man dies in WestJet flight from Hawaii to Calgary. The man was found in medical distress and it took about 10 minutes for flight crews to locate the defibrillator. Questions are asked on how prepared the flight crews of the airlines in managing medical emergencies after the death of the elderly man. Distress […]

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Saving someone’s life using an AED

Saving someone’s life with the use of an AED or automated external defibrillator is becoming more available in the public places in the Prince Edward Island. According to Chris Landry of Island First Aid Services, he wants the people in the island to know that these defibrillators are easy to use. Some citizens of the […]

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EHS donates AED to Donkin community

Wilfred Edmunds recounts his near-death experience where he was saved with the help of an AED. Importance of AEDs At the time of the incident, Edmunds was attending Remembrance Day services at Donkin’s Royal Canadian Legion Branch and he was to place a wreath during the annual ceremony. When he walked down into the basement […]

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Man survives despite malfunctioning AED at B.C. arena

A middle-aged man went into cardiac arrest survived despite a malfunctioning AED. The incident occurred at a game at Pitt Meadows Arena. AED malfunctions when needed the most The players in an oldtimer’s hockey league helped in saving a teammate after he suffered a heart attack in one of the dressing rooms at Pitt Meadows […]

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Abbotsford firefighters saved life of hockey player with AED

A hockey player was saved with an AED by the Abbotsford firefighters. The only thing that Lindsay Hickmott was sitting on a bench and getting ready to take his next shift. Life saved with an AED The only memory he recalls is waking up in an ambulance, struggling to breathe and wondering what happened. In […]

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Trained patrons and AED saved man’s life after heart attack

An Abbotsford man was saved with the prompt action of patrons and an AED after suffering a lethal arrythmia at Abbotsford Recreational Centre. Sudden heart emergency If a sudden heart attack occurs, the best scenario is in a building with a paramedic and other health care professionals present and an automated external defibrillator (AED) on […]

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Bystanders utilize AED to save boy in cardiac arrest

The bystanders revived a 15-year old who collapsed with an AED. The incident occurred while the boy was playing futsal at Sir Robert Borden High School. According to the paramedics, without the actions of the bystanders, the outcome would be a poor one. Importance of AEDs An automated external defibrillator (AED) that was stationed at […]

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Langley senior saved by rapid delivery of CPR

For a Langley senior, he was saved by “angels” who performed CPR. Wilf Driedger believes that he would not be around if not for the rapid action of 2 strangers. It was pure fate Luck, fate and the heroic efforts of Maryrose McConnell and Dave Patrick who Wilf calls “angels” were responsible for saving his […]

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Rinks urged to buy defibrillators after rescue

After a dramatic revival on the weekend, more rinks and recreational facilities on P.E.I. are planning to buy automated external defibrillators. Importance of defibrillators Steve Stapleton assisted in reviving a friend who collapsed during a hockey game at the APM Centre in Cornwall. He used an AED when CPR was no longer working. According to […]

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Man saved by MRU students donates defibrillators to school

Ayaz Kara suffered a heart attack in locker room after a squash game. A man who credits 3 Mount Royal University students for saving his life donated in hopes of saving the lives of others like him. Defibrillators saves lives After a squash game at the university’s courts, Ayaz Kara had a heart attack. There […]

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