BURLINGTON, MA (February 3, 2016)
– Shortly after playing in a pick-up ice hockey game the Sunday after Thanksgiving, Brian Martin suffered a sudden cardiac arrest, according to the Community Advocate Newspaper.
The Hudson, Mass. resident was saved thanks to the quick-thinking of his friends and the fact that the facility was equipped with an automated external defibrillator (AED). According to the Community Advocate Newspaper
, his friends were able to save his life and revive his pulse with the use of the AED.
Martin was taken by ambulance to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center because of the Landsman Heart and Vascular Center
, according to the Community Advocate
. Christopher Pyne, MD, a cardiologist at Lahey performed the surgery and inserted the stent.
“I thanked the doctor for saving my life with the stent, and he said, ‘Don’t thank me; thank your hockey player friends because they did it all’” Martin told the Community Advocate
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