Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. It targets anyone, anywhere, at any age. But there is a tool which can saves lives, and you don’t need a medical background to use it.
Son Helps Save Dad
When firefighter Les Morgan suffered cardiac arrest while on a call, his son, Schuylkill Haven (PA) Asst. Fire Chief Kyle Morgan, quickly reacted and called for the automated external defibrillator (AED).
“I was very lucky that it happened where it did. That I fell at the right spot or I wouldn’t be standing here,” Les Morgan told reporters.
Use of the AED helped minimize damage to Les’s heart, and he spent four days in a hospital and is now doing cardiac rehab.