5:25 PM Update: We received a message from Anytime Fitness letting us know that it was an Anytime Fitness staff member who revived his client at the gym.
Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services responded to a call of a man who went into cardiac arrest at Anytime Fitness on the 4200 block of Howard Avenue, near Knowles Ave, in Kensington around 4pm this afternoon.
According to MCFRS PIO Pete Piringer, bystanders tended to the man and utilized a public access automated external defibrillator (AED) to revive him. We received a message from Anytime Fitness letting us know that it was an Anytime Fitness staff member who revived his client at the gym.
An AED is a portable electronic device that automatically diagnoses the life-threatening cardiacarrhythmias of ventricular fibrillation (VF) and pulseless ventricular tachycardia, and is able to treat them through defibrillation, the application of electricity which stops the arrhythmia, allowing the heart to re-establish an effective rhythm.
The man is being transported to to the hospital as a Priority 1 critical patient, which means the patient has an acutely life threatening illness, injury, or condition.
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