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Student survives cardiac arrest at school

8:47 AM, Mar 3, 2014   |    comments
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DENVER - Colorado lawmakers are considering a bill, which would create a grant program to train students in CPR and the use of defibrillators.

The sponsor says only 10 percent of people who suffer cardiac arrest outside a hospital survive. Often because they don't get CPR before paramedics arrive.

Lindsay Hayden and Cameron Durand were among those who testified in support of the bill at a hearing at the capitol last week.

Lindsay, who is now in her mid-20s, went into cardiac arrest when she was just 17 years old. It happened in a classroom at Standley Lake High School in Westminster.

Cameron, a classmate, was the only person in the room. He performed CPR on Lindsay for eight or 10 minutes while help arrive.

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