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ABC4 installs defibrillator

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 - Utah) When someone suffers a heart attack, nearly half the time they can be saved with the right equipment.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 - Utah) A defibrillator is a machine that could mean the difference between life and death.

Now here at ABC4 Utah we have one of our own - just in case.

More than 300,000 Americans die from cardiac arrest ever year. 10,000 heart attacks happen in the workplace. When someone suffers a heart attack, nearly half the time they can be saved with the right equipment.

“Every minute you waste, there's  7-10% less of chance you're going to survive,” said Deryck Belmap, a CPR Instructor with the Utah Emergency Medical Training Council.

With the Automated External Defibrillator there's a 34 to 50% survival rate.

That was something Utahns saw in action in December when Utah State University basketball player Danny Berger's heart stopped during practice.

“For our team, it was pretty graphic,” said his team manager Jesse Parker in December. “It's something that all of us will remember forever.”

Thanks to some quick thinking and a nearby AED, Danny Berger is alive to talk about his experience.

“Just the thought that I wasn't going to make it,” said Berger. “I pretty much died, it's a crazy thought.

The Utah Emergency Medical Training Council has CPR classes every week. They typically cost $40, but if you mention ABC4 they will only cost you $30.

You can contact them at 801-562-2663.

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