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CLEAR! RA Centre staff use public defibrillator to save 58-year-old man's life

Ottawa Paramedics say a public access defibrillator was instrumental in helping a 58-year-old man who was having a heart attack at the RA Centre.

Paramedics were called to the RA Centre around 3:17 Wednesday afternoon, and found RA Centre staff giving the man CPR and using the public access defibrillator, or PAD.

Paramedics gave the man one shock with the PAD upon arrival and the man got his pulse back. He was taken to hospital in serious condition.

He was talking with paramedics during the ambulance ride.

Paramedics say his is the 76th life that has been saved since public access defibrillators were rolled out in Ottawa in 2001.

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