Archive: October, 2014
At the age of 55, Ralph Polanec, was taken from this world when he suffered from sudden cardiac arrest. As Ralph laid helplessly on the gym floor in Washington, D.C., fellow gym members came to his rescue (so they thought), only to realize that the automated external defibrillator (AED) would not turn on. The staff of the gym soon recognized that the AED’s batteries were removed when they lost their charge and were never replaced. Polanec lost his life too soon and it could have easily been avoided.
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