Friday, March 4, 2011
Twenty-five people take it in turns to perform CPR for 1.5 hours to keep man who collapsed after heart attack alive (USA)
"A man who suffered a massive heart attack was alive and well today after being kept alive for an incredible 1.5 hours by passers-by who took it in turns to perform CPR. Howard Snitzer, 54, collapsed in the street when he suffered a potentially fatal cardiac arrest on his way to collect groceries on January 10. With a population of just 800 people and not a single traffic light in the town, his chances of survival looked bleak. But Snitzer was miraculously kept alive by dozens of good Samaritans who pumped his heart as he lay lifeless on the ground. The chef has now made an almost full recovery and is relaxing at his home in the back-water town of Goodhue, Minnesota"