Stewart LeForte performed CPR on a neighbor suffering a heart attack. At the time of the incident, he examined the man and performed CPR for 30 minutes until the paramedics arrived. The emergency team established a semi-normal heart rhythm and transported the man to a healthcare facility. Sadly, the man later died.
Saving a life
It was the effort of LeForte that gave the man a fighting chance and for this reason, he was given an award.
Performing CPR not only increases the chances of survival by 7%. This significantly increases if an automated external defibrillator (AED) is used. Nevertheless, trying is what really matters.
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