Mechanical CPR saves lives
VANCOUVER—If there’s a good time and place to go into cardiac arrest, William Terzianoff, 59, found it. The grandfather collapsed in the parking lot in front of his Kitsilano apartment, seconds away from a massive heart attack. But fortunately, the head of St. Paul’s Hospital’s emergency department was going for dinner in the area and started CPR on Terzianoff. He was rushed to hospital and a new, mechanical chest compression device was used to save his life. It replaces manual CPR and doctors say it saves lives. Terzianoff agrees.
Marlisse Silver Sweeney reports