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Professional Dancer Collapses On-Stage From Heart Attack – No AED Available

The scenario is all too common: a person collapses and suffers a heart attack in public, and those around him or her panic, call 911, attempt to perform CPR, and some inevitably get flustered by the sheer frustration or fright of witnessing the horrible scene as it unfolds right before their eyes.

What if an AED was available? What if an AED could have been used to revive the victim, within moments rather than many minutes after the initial attack?

That could be what went through the minds of the family of Mr. Steven Hevenor, a 43-year old professional ballroom dancer that collapsed onstage at the Ritz-Carlton in Manalapan, Florida in 2012.

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