Sunday, November 14, 2010

Down. Set. Hut. Clear!

Sudden cardiac death survivor stories are never boring. From the NY Post:
A veteran Brooklyn high school athletic director suffered a near-deadly heart attack while announcing a football game yesterday but was brought back to life by the team doctor as stunned spectators listened to the dramatic rescue over the PA system. "Clear!" Dr. Ed Golembe shouted as he applied the pads of a defibrillator on Marshall Tames, the athletic director at Erasmus Hall HS, around 1 p.m. at Midwood High's field. The rescue was inadvertently broadcast over the PA system at the 2,000-seat stadium where Erasmus was in a playoff game with the Bronx's Dewitt Clinton HS.

"As I was calling a play, I turned around and heard all this happen," said Erasmus coach Danny Landberg. "I got flustered."
It seems a defibrillator might have been responsible for the coach losing the game, but it sure helped one man live to see another one.

Hearing the commotion, I wonder if the crowd started singing' "Ah, Ah, Ah, Ah, Stayin' Alive, Stayin' Alive..."


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

When I had an in-house BCLS refresher, the trainers noted that song had the right rhythm for compressions. More entertaining than the traditional "1 & 2 & 3 & 4..."