Tag Archives: automatic defibrillator

Abbots Langley school receives life-saving equipment

Wayne Pope died suddenly just 10 days after his 30th birthday. A heart defibrillator could have saved his life. Now that vital piece of equipment has been presented to an Abbots Langley (UK) primary school to ensure that its staff and pupils could be saved in similar circumstances. Wayne died from Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS), a rare […]

Danish principal: “There Ought to Be a Defibrillator in Every School”

“There ought to be a defibrillator in every school,” says Jan Thrane, principal of Denmark’s North Zealand Primary and Upper Secondary School (NGG). It is not yet common practice within Danish primary and upper secondary schools to have defibrillators at their disposal, but the principal of NGG would like to change this. Denmark’s Red flere liv (Save […]

Football club AED saves man; “Defibrillator saved my life.”

Thomas Faarup was playing old boys’ football with friends in Eskildstrup, Denmark, when he began to feel dizzy. Just a few moments later he collapsed from sudden cardiac arrest. Thomas Faarup was struck down abruptly by sudden cardiac arrest The referee and two other players rushed to give him first aid, including artificial respiration and […]

Sydney rail station AED rescue: Man’s heart was restarted 7 times [VIDEO]

When 52-year-old Harri Paananan collapsed and died from a heart attack at Redfern rail station in Sydney, Australia, the train station manager grabbed an automated external defibrillator (AED) and saved his life. RailCorp station manager Tom Baghdadi and transit police officer Paul Philipp attached the pads of the station’s Powerheart G3 AED. The defibrillator diagnosed a shockable condition […]

Hong Kong hotel celebrates AED save

The Excelsior Hotel in Hong Kong got together on May 6 to celebrate the guest’s life they saved a month earlier. Staff involved in the rescue received pins proclaiming, “I helped save someone’s life.” A retired couple and their two adult children, had just arrived in Hong Kong, their first stop on a month-long Asian […]