The Beat: Episode 4

When a heart stops, you can help


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When someone collapses in cardiac arrest, their best chance of survival comes from the closest person. Why do some bystanders act fast, while others don’t? How can we change that? 


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Meet our guests

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Lauren Carruthers

Lauren had a cardiac arrest while running. She’s alive today thanks to quick-thinking strangers.

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Andrea Davis

Andrea learned CPR for her job. She never imagined she would use it to save someone she loves.

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Dr. Katie Dainty

Dr. Dainty is a research chair in Patient-Centered Outcomes at North York General Hospital. She co-chairs the Public Engagement Committee for the Canadian Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium.