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“Pit Crew Approach” to Salt Lake City Cardiac Arrests

SALT LAKE CITY (Fox13) –Emergency crews are using a new method to help people who suffer heart attacks. They call it the “pit crew approach,” and the Salt Lake City Fire Department has been using it for about two years. Officials said the approach has resulted in a dramatic rise in the number of people who survive the initial coronary episode. Firefighters set up a demonstration Monday morning in an effort to show what happens when someone comes upon a person suffering from a heart attack.