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Chest Pain

It’s weird how you can walk into a room and in what seems to be less than a second after looking at someone, you know they’re dead, even if only recently dead.

We were expecting a heart attack at most, instead we performed 37 minutes of CPR on a guy bleeding from his mouth and nose. After those 37 minutes, we had done all we could. Unfortunately for this gentleman, CPR, intubation, vasopressin, epinephrine, atropine, sodium bicarbonate and 360 joules of electricity was not enough.

On a side note, firefighters (in general) may not know much about medicine, but they can do DAMN good CPR.

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