Man Saved at LA Fitness Thanks to Off-Duty Doctor

Courtesy AED.com
Courtesy AED.com

"While working out at L.A. Fitness in Encinitas early on Sunday, so he could watch the Chargers’ playoff game, Bill Keen, a Kaiser cardiologist heard two basketball players frantically ask for medical help. A man had collapsed in the gym," reported the U-T San Diego

The man had no pulse and was in complete cardiac arrest. The doctor grabbed the gym's automatic defibrillator and was able to bring him back to consciousness by the time paramedics arrived. 

“I never got his name,” recalls Keen, “but I spoke to his teenage son who, unbeknown to me, was standing there the whole time watching his dad ...be resuscitated. What a horrible experience for this kid. He came up to me, looked me in the eye, shook my hand and thanked me. It’s times like this that I love being a doctor," the newspaper added.

To read the full report go to: http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/jan/06/chargers-playoff-game-heart-attack-saves-life-cpr/


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