Hockey Player Suffers Heart Attack, Saved on the Ice

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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