Tag Archives: Heart Attack

Firefighters use AED to rescue watch commander

Crew Commander Andy Reid (left) and Firefighter John Sharpe (right) saved Watch Commander Billy Scott (centre) after he suffered cardiac arrest in the fire station. Sharpe holds the Powerheart AED they used to help save his life. It was “pure luck” that firefighters were in the Mauchline Community Fire Station the night that Watch Commander […]

Sudden cardiac arrest takes pitcher Jose Lima, 37 [VIDEO]

All-Star major league pitcher Jose Lima died of a heart attack early Sunday at his home on Los Angeles. He was 37. Newspaper accounts said that Lima went into cardiac arrest while in bed. His wife called 911, but paramedics who arrived were unable to revive him. He was pronounced dead at the hospital. Lima, […]

Stayin’ Alive may keep you alive

Dr. David Matlock of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria is responsible for the song going through your head right now. At a recent American College of Emergency Physicians conference, Dr. Matlock announced that the Bee Gees song “Stayin’ Alive” from the 1977 hit movie “Saturday Night Fever” could help save a […]