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Heart attack survivor urges people to learn CPR

10/16/2021 11:39:00 AM

Heart attack survivor urges people to learn CPR

A cardiac arrest survivor tells of his battle to live - and why learning CPR is so important.

Cardiac arrest survivor urges people to learn CPRCloseA former emergency medical dispatcher is urging people to learn CPR after it saved his life.Chris Solomons suffered a severe cardiac arrest at the beginning of a shift in July 2010 but, thanks to the paramedics he was working with at the time using CPR, he survived.

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Mr Solomons, from Wakefield in West Yorkshire, said the feeling of the arrest was like "having a 10-tonne elephant sat on your chest".He was speaking on Restart a Heart Day, an annual initiative to teach young people CPR. Read more: BBC News (UK) »

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