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A Closer Look (Emergency Treatment) #194610

ABC Evening News for Monday, Sep 25, 2000
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) A closer look at medicine introduced.

(Chicago: Lisa Stark) The issue of electronic defibrillator equipment at airports and on airplanes to combat heart attacks examined. [Passenger Jim RIVES - says the device gave him a second chance.] [Chicago HeartSave director Sherry CAFFREY - cites lives saved by defibrillators.] [American Airlines medical director Dr. David McKENAS, American Airlines flight attendant Armie SNARLEY - cite the need for defibrillators at airports and on planes.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Statistics on cardiac arrest in the air cited.

(Phoenix: James Walker) The latest in telemedicine for use on airplanes examined; details given of how the system works. [Remote Diagnostic Technology Limited Graham MURPHY, MedLink medical director Dr. David STREITWIESER, Remote's Kate MURPHY - comment.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Virgin Airways said to be the first major airlines to carry the new system.

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Stark, Lisa;
Walker, James
Duration:
00:05:10

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