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Press Release

On October 23, 2003 Brooklyn College EMS responded to the report of a cardiac arrest. The patient was an 84 year old male with past cardiac history. According to the first responder, the patient was down for about four minutes before CPR was initiated.

Upon the arrival of Brooklyn College EMS, CPR had been in progress for about three minutes. The crew applied an AED, which indicated a shock was required. One one shock was subsequently delivered. The AED then indicated no additional shock was necessary, and CPR was continued. The patient was revived en route to the hospital.

Upon arrival at the hospital, the patient had a blood pressure of 160/80, pulse rate 80pbm, and respiratory rate of 20.

A follow-up with the hospital a week later revealed that the patient was in the ICU recovering. According to the FDNY-EMS, it is considered a save after the patient survives the first 24 hours.

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