Columbus is host to the National Hockey League All Star game this week-end. The NHL showcase will bring thousands fans and visitors to the city as well as international media attention.
Cardiologist Wants AED’s in All U.S. Schools
Ohio Congresswoman Betty Sutton wants to expand nationwide a state program that installed more than 4,500 defibrillators in Ohio schools.
Akron General Medical Center Cardiologist Dr. Terry Gordon spearheaded the Ohio program. He says defibrillators are the single most effective tool for starting the heart after cardiac arrest.
Gordon says defibrillators provided through the program have saved the lives of several adults and children around the state.
A 13-year-old boy from Vernon was revived with a defibrillator at his school earlier this month. (Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)