A cardiac arrest incident doesn’t always work out like this.
In fact, there is a 90 percent chance that a patient in cardiac arrest outside of a hospital setting will die, according to David Hubble, who is American Heart Association training coordinator with Canandaigua Emergency Squad.
But here was Richard VanTroost, shaking hands and thanking members of the Canandaigua Police Department, Canandaigua Fire Department and Canandaigua Emergency Squad. The night before, he did the same for members of Mercy Flight Central.
After all, they all played a part in saving his life and helped the 66-year-old retiree beat the odds.