An Ottawa recreational hockey player is thankful for the quick action of his teammates and an automated external defibrillator for saving his life after a heart attack on the ice.
Brent Bradley, 61-years old collapsed while playing in a men’s league game at the Kanata Recreation Complex in west Ottawa. The players including an off-duty firefighter helped Bradley. Firefighter Pat Aubry initiated CPR and used a defibrillator to revive him.
CBC sports broadcaster Dan Seguin who is Bradley’s teammate also saw him collapse. He also started CPR when Aubry grabbed the defibrillator. The Kanata Centre is well-equipped for emergency situations with 2 defibrillators.
The immediate delivery of CPR followed by a defibrillator are key factors in saving the life of an individual in such emergencies.
This incident was the 4th in Ottawa where the “chain of survival” including the use of an automated external defibrillator and CPR successfully saved a life. Prompt delivery of CPR followed by an AED can increase the chances of survival especially with cardiac emergencies.
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