Frank Pantridge

October 3rd

  • Irish cardiologist who developed the life-saving portable defibrillator.
  • He found out that death occurred within the first hour for 60% of males (up to middle-age) that died from heart attack, and of these, 90% suffered ventricular fibrillation.
  • To begin earliest possible treatment, in 1965, Pantridge equipped an ambulance with a portable defibrillator.

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