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August 6, 2003

Leesburg- The Lee County Senior Center is better equipped to deal with cardiac arrest victims.

Lee County EMS is providing the staff at the center with an Automated External Defibrillator. If someone goes into cardiac arrest, the defibrillator will tell you if they need to be shocked.

An elderly man recently suffered a heart attack at the center.

"We thought after this incident here that it would be good to put one here. Our senior citizens typically have more cardiac problems than the younger people," said Bobby Watkins, Lee County EMS Director.

The elderly man at the center did survive the heart attack, thanks to the staff who performed CPR on him.

posted at 10:52 p.m. by brannon.stewart@walb.com