In hopes of protecting all citizens of Friedberg, Germany from a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) emergency, Thomas Lidl has donated a HeartSine Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to a local coffee house during the City’s 750th anniversary.
Lidl chose to donate the lifesaving AED to Altstadcafé coffee house due to its central location and because its open year-round, making it very accessible to the citizens of Friedberg in the event of a time-sensitive SCA emergency. SCA is a condition in which the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating and is often fatal if not treated within minutes.
Lidl realized the importance of having an AED on-hand after he found a man lying unconscious in a garage over six years ago. Lidl was able to revive the man with cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), but due to heart complications, the man later passed away in the hospital.
The AED was provided by HeartSine German distributor, MedX5, who has installed many HeartSine defibrillators in the Friedberg area. The distributor also loaned the City a HeartSine defibrillator in an effort to make its anniversary celebrations safer.
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