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theshyone
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Posted: 11/17/2012 11:42:44 AM
July 17 I had a cardiac arrest a day after kidney stone surgery. I died. I was brought back using CPR ( did you know November is CPR MONTH) and the use of defibrillator and drugs. I'm so glad they didn't call me ( it was close).
The last 4 months have been filled with operations; near death instances; medical crises; and on and on.
I went back to the cardiac device clinic yesterday; my ICD has not had to work
It's where it's supposed to be and that's great.
Now to recovery in all areas.

PSA: learn CPR it can save lives!!!!!!


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Posted: 11/17/2012 11:47:04 AM
If you get off I-5 North in Everett, WA at Marine View Drive, traffic exiting the freeway does not stop.

In 1979, a car traveling perpendicular to the exit didn't stop either.

My brother was a passenger in the car exiting the freeway and died when the other car slammed into them.

A passer-by did CPR and he is alive today.

Learn CPR!!



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Posted: 11/17/2012 11:55:58 AM
I know CPR - but I truly hope I never have to use it.

Wishing you continued good recovery OP.



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Posted: 11/17/2012 1:40:20 PM
I was 6, My mother and me were enjoying a day at the lake. I had found a little girl to play with who an hour later came up missing. My mother grabbed all the people close by and started sweeping the water. They found her at the bottom of the lake. My mom performed CPR until the paramedics arrived.

My mom taught me CPR when I was 15. I have had occasion to use it once. My uncle is alive today b/c of that.

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Posted: 11/17/2012 1:50:09 PM
Nice to see you!! and hear that you are doing well.
I have to know CPR for work, but yes, I think everyone should know it!






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Posted: 11/17/2012 2:43:38 PM
I've *almost* had to use it a couple of times and very fortunatley didn't. Is your ICD a pacemaker/defibrillator? I've read some of your posts and have no idea what it is.


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Posted: 11/17/2012 2:48:15 PM
I was trained again last month. I'm on the team for my school. I hope I never need to use it but I'm trained.


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Posted: 11/17/2012 3:04:57 PM
I'm trained and current because I teach preschool. I hope I never have to use it either but am glad I know it.


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Posted: 11/17/2012 4:15:49 PM
YAY for CPR!!! and Yay for you!

Glad you are still around to remind us all!


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Posted: 11/17/2012 4:15:50 PM
YAY for CPR!!! and Yay for you!

Glad you are still around to remind us all!


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Posted: 11/17/2012 5:07:28 PM
Also CPR certified! And I have the added backup of having one of those portable defibrilators in my office. (I sit at a main desk.) Never had to use either one so far, but I'm ready if I do!


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Posted: 11/17/2012 5:09:59 PM
Glad you are doing so well. A nurse performed CPR on a friend of mine right in front of me and it saved his life. It's really amazing.



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Posted: 11/17/2012 5:15:06 PM
Amazing stories shared here.

I have been inspired and will look into getting CPR certification.


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Posted: 11/17/2012 5:18:53 PM
I worked as a Paramedic and saved many lives with CPR. It's an amazing and simple miracle. Everyone should learn CPR.


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Posted: 11/17/2012 5:27:51 PM
Gavinsmom:

An implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) is a small battery-powered electrical impulse generator that is implanted in patients who are at risk of sudden cardiac death due to ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia. The device is programmed to detect cardiac arrhythmia and correct it by delivering a jolt of electricity. In current variants, the ability to revert ventricular fibrillation has been extended to include both atrial and ventricular arrhythmias. There also exists the ability to perform biventricular pacing in patients with congestive heart failure or bradycardia.

The one that was implanted in August would pace and defibulate. It came out though due to infection. The one I have now is a defibulator.
If my heart stopped it would pulse and restart my heart.


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Posted: 11/17/2012 5:52:09 PM
Wow, that is amazing and awe-inspiring to hear about how CPR saves lives. I'm so glad you are doing well! I pray you will have a smooth and fast recovery!


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Posted: 11/17/2012 6:02:23 PM
You're a winner! Kinda like I hope Brad is tomorrow!




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Posted: 11/17/2012 6:22:55 PM
On the other hand ... if you already have severe health problems and DO NOT want to be revised, you must have a copy of the DNR letter on hand when the emergency medics arrive. Once called, they have to administer CPR and use the defib machine.




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Posted: 11/17/2012 6:23:31 PM
That's amazing!


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Posted: 11/17/2012 6:47:23 PM
I am so glad you are getting better and sorry you went through this. Thank you for your PSA too. You have a lot to be thankful for!!!

Continue to get better !


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Posted: 11/17/2012 7:00:29 PM
everyone had to pass cpr to graduate high school in seattle in 1974. I have been certified every since...keeping up with changes.

I used it once...on a hawaii vacation --on a drowning victim at the beach...kept going and was the only one who thought to call 911.

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Posted: 11/17/2012 7:02:35 PM
I had a heart attack in may of 2011 at the Mccarren airport in Vegas!!! Thank god for the two paramedics and nurse (all in one family father mother and son) who saved my life with CPR and the aed!!! The miracle machine!!!

Welcome to the club!!! Not that its a club I chose to be in but it is a special one at that!!! I'm glad to hear you survived your ordeal!!!

My problem with my heart was a genetic birth defect
That I had no idea about until that hospital visit!!! Narrow arteries, blocked much sooner than a normal average person!!! 2 arteries 100% clogged and 1 artery at 90% blocked... So yea a triple bypass at age 33...
CPR and aed are the best!!!


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Posted: 11/17/2012 7:12:31 PM
I've been CPR certified for years, for those that don't know CPR has changed in the last few years, here's the updated way it's supposed to be done, they have changed a lot of the breath portions of CPR, with some people saying you don't need rescue breaths at all, as long as you do the chest compression's, I think those requirements are for laypersons only, so please check with trained personnel in your area:

Here is a step-by-step guide for the new CPR:

1. Call 911 or ask someone else to do so.

2. Try to get the person to respond; if he doesn't, roll the person on his or her back.

3. Start chest compression's. Place the heel of your hand on the center of the victims chest. Put your other hand on top of the first with your fingers interlaced.

4. Press down so you compress the chest at least 2 inches in adults and children and 1.5 inches in infants. One hundred times a minute or even a little faster is optimal, Sayre says. (That's about the same rhythm as the beat of the Bee Gees song Stayin Alive.)

5. If you're been trained in CPR, you can now open the airway with a head tilt and chin lift.

6. Pinch closed the nose of the victim. Take a normal breath, cover the victim's mouth with yours to create an airtight seal, and then give two, one-second breaths as you watch for the chest to rise.

7. Continue compression's and breaths 30 compression's, two breaths until help arrives, or you can no longer continue.
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Posted: 11/17/2012 7:32:54 PM
My condition is a congenital one too. Undiagnosed for 45 years; only 6 % that have an attack of long qt live; I had two events of it.


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Posted: 11/17/2012 7:41:53 PM
I'm glad you're here, OP!

My husband and I make CPR recertification day a date. dooo it.



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Posted: 11/17/2012 7:50:32 PM
I'm CPR & AED certified! I work in a courthouse and hope to never have to use it...



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Posted: 11/17/2012 8:54:52 PM
I'm a NICU nurse.

Got off late one night and a man had a heart attack in front of me on the street in front of the hospital. It was way past shift change and there was no one else around. I saw him fall.

Did CPR; yes, I gave mouth to mouth to a complete stranger. Saved his life.

(Did I mention I'm a NICU nurse? My patients rarely weigh more than ten pounds!)

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