Dallas Stars’ Rich Peverley, who has had preexisting heart problems, faced his worst nightmare on Monday when he went into Cardiac arrest during a game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
It was due to quick thinking and the use of a defibrillator that he will be able to live out his days with his wife and excelling in his hockey career.
“We provided oxygen for him,” Salazar said. “We started an IV. We did chest compressions on him and defibrillated him, provided some electricity to bring a rhythm back to his heart, and that was successful with one attempt, which is very reassuring.” (National Post)
For the full story please see the National Post’s Article.
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