Woman uses CPR to save husband’s life

The Austin clean air experts of WOW Total Cleaning commend a local woman for her bravery and quick thinking in the face of a medical emergency.

When Allison Motto’s husband stopped breathing and lost consciousness, she did everything she could to keep him alive until emergency medical technicians could arrive. The man’s heart stopped beating due to a ventricular fibrillation, a condition that requires immediate medical attention.

Using one hand to dial 911 and the other to administer CPR, Motto was able to sustain her husband’s life until help arrived. Using an external defibrillator, emergency responders were able to return his heart rhythm to normal.

This week is Take Heart Austin Week, as well as National CPR Awareness Week. In order to increase awareness of emergency medical care techniques, Austin groups are training community leaders in a new hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) technique. Organizers hope to teach hundreds of people this life-saving skill.

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