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April 17, 2012
Video: Quick CPR saves life of cardiac arrest victim
By Natalie Brand
PORTLAND, Ore. — It's video proof that every second counts when saving a life. Surveillance camera footage from 2009 shows a Portland man suffering sudden cardiac death at his office, but he survived to tell the story.
Patient Wes Rogers, who's now fully recovered, is speaking out about his experience to help others learn the importance of quick response. "I was just really lucky," said Rogers, whose wife was in the room next door when he collapsed at his desk at his printing business.
"I was talking on the phone with a client, and suddenly I just felt like, ‘Boy, I'm really tired; I just have to shut my eyes,'" recalled Rogers. "That's when I lost consciousness, dropped the phone and sat back in the chair."