Harper survived. But as Harper acknowledged, only 6% of individuals with this condition actually do live after such an episode.
With AED training incorporated into most of our classes at Help-A-Heart CPR, we are also an authorized Zoll AED distributor. The AED is simple to use and essentially operates on its own after two pads are attached. The responder will then stand back and wait on directions from the unit and after the pads are attached and will listen to such commands as " Analyzing heart rhythm, everyone stand clear" and "Begin CPR Now".
For many, its a misconception that if you look physically fit then you are also in exemplary condition in regards to cardiovascular health. This is a fallacy. If you have a history of cardiovascular disease in your family; get an extensive physical with a complete cardiovascular assessment.