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Successful CPR on South Shore man

When Pierre Lachapelle went into cardiac arrest, he was successfully revived with CPR at a south shore CLSC.

Successful revival

It took up to 8 shocks from an automated external defibrillator (AED) followed by a shot of adrenalin before Lachapelle was revived. He went back to thank the people who brought him back.

Lachapelle had no history of heart issues. He was taking his granddaughter to the St-Hubert SLSC for an appointment. While in the waiting room, he suffered a heart attack and his heart ceased to beat.

With the assistance of the nursing staff at the CLSC, a team from the Longueuil police and paramedics of the Cooperative de techniciens ambulanciers de la Monteregie. Lachapelle’s heart was successfully restarted and his breathing was restored right in front of his granddaughter Alicia.

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Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an essential life-saving skill that can help save a life during emergencies.

According to paramedic Christian Fleury, it is always our objective to bring a patient back to life, alert and awake but it is rare to see the patients after working on them. It was indeed a gratifying encounter and touches the heart.

Timely assistance with CPR

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an essential life-saving skill that can help save a life during emergencies. By enrolling in a first aid course, you can learn this technique to save a life. Prompt delivery of the technique significantly improves the chances of survival.

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LEARN MORE

Learn how to help by enrolling in a first aid course and for more information, check out these sources:

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/heart-attack/symptoms-causes/syc-20373106

https://www.webmd.com/first-aid/cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-cpr-treatment

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardiopulmonary_resuscitation

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