Wearable External Defibrillator Saves Texas Man's Life

The vest that houses the device is designed for 90-day use in patients at risk of sudden cardiac arrest


 
 

JON MARK BEILUE, MORRIS NEWS SERVICE | | Tuesday, July 3, 2012


The first image Shawn Fraley saw when he became conscious was his wife, Tanya, standing above him talking to a 911 operator. He groggily heard her tell an emergency responder her husband already had been shocked once. He was aware of a blue gel on his chest.

“I’m going, ‘What in the world?’” he said. “I couldn’t believe what happened. It was like I was coming out of a bad dream.”

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