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Stratford EMS Saves Choking Victim In Cardiac Arrest

Stratford EMS and Fire Department aided a female in cardiac arrest Monday.
Stratford EMS and Fire Department aided a female in cardiac arrest Monday. Photo Credit: Stratford EMS on Facebook

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Stratford first responders aided a female in cardiac arrest Monday by removing a foreign body airway obstruction and performing CPR, according to Stratford EMS.

Stratford Public Safety Dispatch received a 911 call for a choking. Pre-arrival instructions were given and first responders from the Stratford Fire Department were dispatched along with Stratford EMS.

Upon arrival the SFD and SEM crew, EMT Ralph ARnone, EMT/FTO Beverly Hill, and FT Paramedic David Rodriquez, found a female patient unresponsive in cardiac arrest, according to Stratford EMS.

Basic Life support/CPR with the LUCAS device was immediately provided, followed by Advanced Cardiac Life Support by Rodriguez.

Rodriguez was able to remove the foreign body airway obstruction and with some ACLS, obtained return of spontaneous circulation shortly after, according to Stratford EMS.

The patient was taken to the emergency department with continued advanced care, said Stratford EMS.

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