Westmount man given life-saving award

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.

Calgary first aid

Performing CPR not only increases the chances of survival by 7%. This significantly increases if an automated external defibrillator (AED) is used.

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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LEARN MORE

Learn how to help by enrolling in a CPR and AED class and for more information, check out these sources:

https://www.healthline.com/health/first-aid/cpr

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

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

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