More defibrillators for rural Oklahoma


Friday, January 7th 2005, 11:18 am
By: News On 6


Oklahoma Emergency Medical Services have received federal money to purchase defibrillators for rural Oklahoma for the third year in a row.

Health officials say its vital to treat heart attack patients within 5 minutes and defibrillators could help save as many as half of those who suffer a sudden cardiac arrest.

207 defibrillators were given to rural areas in Oklahoma last year.