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October 28, 2013
Nursing students revive teacher who 'died' during class
ROOSEVELT, Utah — Amy Hunter, a professor at Uintah Basin Applied Technology College in Roosevelt, Utah, keeps her students engaged. Good thing, too, because the quick-thinking students recently saved her life.
Hunter, 36, has a congenital heart abnormality known as Ebstein's malformation of the tricuspid valve. While Hunter was giving a lecture to her class, her heart stopped beating and she collapsed onto her desk. Students snapped into action, calling 911, alerting office staff to bring a defibrillator and bringing in students from an applied nursing class across the hall.
By a stroke of good luck, there were a half-dozen emergency medical technicians just a few doors from Hunter's classroom, and they tried to stabilize her for transport to a nearby hospital.