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Posted by Michael McGoldrick, Sun Apr 1 2012 at 11:17 am
Why itís good to go cycling (even when you have a heart attack).
Yesterday afternoon a 45 year old† man was riding his bicycle on Wellington Street in Ottawa when he had a heart attack. According to one news report, he had no pulse.
Luckily,†the†three cyclists riding behind him were doctors - one of them a cardiologist. They stopped to perform CPR. Then a passing OC Transpo security officer stopped with a public access defibrillator. The man was given an electrical shock.
By†the†time paramedics took the man to the hospital, he was conscious and talking (but still in serious condition).