“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.

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