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Later, police learned that the first heart attack victim had had another episode at the hospital and died. The second man lived, and remains in stable condition, police said Monday.
In spite of the first man’s fate, MARTA Police Chief Wanda Dunham saw the incidents as evidence that the authority had done the right thing in supplying all 38 stations with defibrillators and training all officers in CPR.
“The fact that there were two separate cardiac arrests at the same station just an hour apart is rather remarkable,” she said. “I’m proud of the way the officers responded.”
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