COLUMBUS (WCMH) — A cardiac arrest victim’s brain starts dying almost immediately after a heart attack.
But a smartphone app could help you become a first responder and maybe even save a life.
The app is called PulsePoint. If you know basic CPR and download the software, the smartphone app will alert you within 300 feet of a person in cardiac arrest. This allows you to get to the scene quickly and keep the victim’s heart beating until medics arrive.
That is exactly what happened with 20-year-old Brock Jenkins. On Valentine’s Day Jenkins, said he was dining and shopping in the Arena District with his girlfriend when they were alerted to a heart attack through PulsePoint on his smartphone.
“It said CPR needed Buca Di Beppo, so I ran over here with her,” Jenkins said.
He said when he arrived there was a crowd around the man, but no one was performing CPR, so he …
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