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March 4th, 2011
11:52 AM ET

Man survives after 96 minutes of CPR

Howard Snitzer collapsed on a Minnesota sidewalk while running errands and laid on the sidewalk without a pulse. But for 96 minutes a medical team and dozens of strangers performed CPR, determined to save Snitzer's life.

Kiran Chetry and Ali Velshi talk to Howard Snitzer, flight paramedic Bruce Goodman and Dr. Roger White about Snitzer's close call.


Filed under: Health
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  1. Gary Yngve

    The title of the article is factually incorrect. The man survived after 96 minutes of CPR, defibrillation, and advanced cardiac life support.

    For patient survival, calling 911 ASAP and getting an AED within the first few minutes are as important as effective CPR. I worry that the title of the article will cost lives because people will not understand the urgency of defibrillation and think they are doing the best they can with just CPR.

    March 4, 2011 at 1:54 pm |
  2. AMir

    Awsome show. Hope your doig ok......THe new set looks good. THe content is always good allthough I am not at the same location that would allow me to see the show...........I can still appreciate the info.

    March 4, 2011 at 1:40 pm |