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Forbes Quotes Dr. Bert Mandelbaum: Hands-Only CPR And AED Save St. Louis Blues Defenseman Jay Bouwmeester After ‘Cardiac Episode

Teammates, trainers and medical staff saved the life of St. Louis Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester Tuesday night after he became unresponsive on the bench after returning from the ice.

The team described the event as a “cardiac episode”, or abnormal heartbeat in a news release 2 days ago.

But one thing is crystal clear: credit team work, a super fast response, “hands-only” CPR, and the use of an AED, or automated external defibrillator, to saving his life.

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