Sudden Cardiac Arrest
It’s been a remarkable year for KDKA-TV News Anchor Susan Koeppen. Last Nov. 20, while out running with friends, she collapsed on the street – a victim of sudden cardiac arrest. We’ve shared the story of the strangers who stepped in and saved her life.
It has been estimated that only five percent of patients who suffer sudden cardiac arrest survive. On Friday, one of the lucky ones had a chance to meet the men and women who saved his life.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. It’s what almost claimed the life of KDKA-TV News Anchor Susan Koeppen. But, she is alive in part to the quick action of some passers-by who performed CPR.
Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death in the United States.