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Plymouth’s Heart Safe Initiative aims to save lives

by Anne S. on Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Greetings!  Justin wanted me to this article on Plymouth's Heart Safe initiative.

Teddy Okerstrom, 16, went into Sudden Cardiac Arrest on the Wayzata High School football field while running sprints on June 16, 2009. Teddy’s heart experienced ventricular fibrillation, meaning his heart stopped pumping blood and was doing little more than quivering. Teddy was clinically dead.

Coaches and players from the Trojan Power program immediately began a chain of response. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation began, 911 was called and an Automated External Defibrillator was retrieved from the high school gymnasium.

Because of the quick reaction of the individuals involved, Teddy’s heart was restarted, and he’s alive today...Read the rest of the article.

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