Best place to suffer a cardiac arrest?

Oct 17, 12
Best place to suffer a cardiac arrest?

Where’s the best place to suffer cardiac arrest? Seattle? Las Vegas? Who’s going to give me mouth-to-mouth resuscitation? Will someone know how to use an automatic external defibrillator (AED)?

Where is the BEST place to experience a cardiac arrest???


As luck would have it, the best place would be at the ACEP Scientific Assembly. On the first day of Scientific Assembly, an exhibitor collapsed in the convention center without a pulse. At a conference with thousands of emergency physicians, several Good Samaritans immediately sprung into action. An attendee used a CPR mask while another operated an AED. They were able to revive their patient, where he is reportedly doing well at a local hospital.

Congratulations to Drs. David Pigott, Jared Shell, Jerry Edwards and everyone else involved on a job well done! 

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Fred Wu, MHS, PA-C

Fred Wu, MHS, PA-C

Lead PA
Department of Emergency Medicine
Kaweah Delta Medical Center (Visalia, CA)

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