He collapses while playing ball hockey, but is saved by his teammates

News 13 December, 2017
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    Wednesday, 13 December 2017 11:09

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    If it had not been for the presence of mind of a friend and a cardiac defibrillator, the life of Jean-Philippe LaRose could have stopped abruptly last Sunday.

    On 10 December in the evening, he played hockey cosom, as it has done since the last 15 years, with friends in high School Gérard-Filion, located in Longueuil.

    Suffering from a heart problem since birth, her doctors encourage her to move, to exercise. He was a goalie on Sunday, when he had the impression of having a heat stroke. He has asked for a pause, felt dizzy.


    This is where his heart has stopped beating, under the stares stunned of its partners.

    His friend Eric Berger, a social worker in a hospital, immediately started cpr.

    The entire hockey team of Jean-Philippe has put hand to the dough. “They were passing the “puck””, joked the young man in an interview with the issuance of The 9 Hours on LCN.

    “Eric Berger took things in hands, he kept eye contact. One time, he saw me from. It is said that there was no question that I would die there, and he was thinking of my children,” says the one who made the heart stop. During this time, other players continued to activate. “Another one of my friends ran to get the defibrillator. Another called 911, others went to open the doors to let the stretcher. They all gave 100%”, he adds.

    Long cardiac arrest

    According to his testimony, his cardiac arrest that lasted between 6 and 7 minutes. Also the defibrillator which will have helped to save her life was installed on the premises for just a few months. Jean-Philippe does not know the cause of this cardiac arrest. The discomfort could occur, when he could be home alone.

    In a long publication Facebook, he wanted to thank his friend Eric Shepherd, having saved the life, but also stresses the importance of having a defibrillator on the premises.

    “If I write this message, this is not for pity, but simply to remind you of the importance of taking courses cpr / first aid. It can save lives. That of your spouse, children, Friends or strangers. It is really IMPORTANT!!!!” One who works as a researcher in the middle quebec television will have to spend a few days in the hospital, and rest.