Before the arrival of Thanksgiving, Chad Martinez went into cardiac arrest multiple times and was given a total of over 100 AED shocks to try to restart his heart. When he first lost consciousness at 2 a.m., his wife, Deidre, started chest compressions immediately and called 9-1-1. Later on, after transfer to AdventHealth Porter, surgeons located the damaged heart tissue that was causing electrical problems and performed a cardiac ablation. They also installed an implantable cardioverter defibrillator. Chad survived the event and his family was extremely grateful to spend Thanksgiving together.
Littleton man recovers after multiple cardiac arrests and 100+ AED shocks
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