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LifeVac Registers 38th Life Saved

November 8th LifeVac was used by EKAB Ambulance Service in Greece to save another life. A 90-year-old lady with Alzheimer’s Disease was eating dinner with her daughter when she began to choke on her food (chopped up burger). As soon as her daughter realized her mother was choking she administeredabdominal thrusts and back blows which were unsuccessful at dislodging the food stuck in her airway.  The elderly lady became unconscious and her daughter called EMS right away. EKAB arrived on the scene and assessed the situation, the paramedic took the LifeVac device out of his kit bag and applied the LifeVac which dislodged a large chunk of the food bolus. […]