MBTA will add more defibrillators to stations

Posted on May 4, 2004

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) in Boston will be placing more defibrillators at its bus and rail stations after the device was used to revive a man who had suffered a heart attack. On April 28, a 78-year-old man suffered a heart attack and collapsed on a rail platform. A rail inspector named Michele McHugo, who was trained to use the defibrillator last August, performed CPR and then shocked the man with the defibrillator. After the second shock, the man's heart started beating again and he began to breathe on his own. MBTA officials said it has six defibrillators in downtown stations, but will be purchasing 24 to 48 more for major rail and bus stops.

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