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Joe Moscato

Joe Moscato

Technical Writer, Philips, USA

On July 22, 2009 I was walking back to my office as I did most afternoons, feeling great after a routine workout at the on-site fitness center. But this afternoon turned out to be a little different. When I was halfway back to my office - without warning and without any pain or symptoms - my heart went into A-Fib. In an instant I became unconscious, falling and splitting my head as I hit the floor.

Lucky for me I was in the right place at the right time. The Philips Emergency Response Team (ERT) immediately went into action, rushing to my side with chest compressions, setting up a defibrillator and shocking me back to life. Still, I remained unconscious, finally waking up in Lawrence Hospital about 24 hours later, wondering where I was and puzzled as to what had happened.

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