Marathon CPR session saves a life

  1. What an incredible story!!

    More than 20 people performed CPR on a dying Minnesota man for more than an hour and a half in what is believed to be the longest successful resuscitation ever performed outside a hospital.

    Howard Snitzer, 54, had just finished a workout one January evening and stopped to buy some groceries on his way home in the little town of Goodhue, Minn., where he lives. Before he could reach the store, however, he suffered a massive heart attack and collapsed on the sidewalk.

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  3. by   merlee
    Small town love made visible. Wonderful!
  4. by   Schmoo1022
    Wow! Wonderful story~
  5. by   rn/writer
    Fantastic! What an amazing story. That town has a lot to celebrate.
  6. by   RN1980
    score one for the good guys..
  7. by   Bumashes
    I am a firm believer that the last 4 years in high school should include CPR certification/learning every year. I think if we did that, then there would always be someone around who at least remembered enough to save a life.
  8. by   CiaMia
    Just, wow. amazing story.
  9. by   tewdles
  10. by   misspriss1214
    Awesome story and pretty amazing that in a small town 20 people knew how to do CPR! I highly doubt that would happen my large Chicago suburan area...
  11. by   CCL RN
    I hope he quits smoking!
  12. by   casi
    That is absolutely amazing. I can totally see it happening in small town Minnesota. Shame that the fire department hasn't invested in a defibullator.
  13. by   readynow
    WOW! your story gives a whole new meaning to the famous quote by Winston Churchill, "Never, never, never, never give up!!"
    Thank you for sharing this inspiration, houlihan75!!
  14. by   silentRN
    Surprised he doesn't have an anoxic brain injury now...