VIDEO: This Man’s Heart Stopped Beating. Here’s Why He’s Alive Today.

Video by James Kecskes

When someone goes into cardiac arrest, seconds can be the difference between life and death.

The County’s Public Access Defibrillator Program makes Automated External Defibrillators, or AEDs, accessible in public and private places where large numbers of people gather. AEDs restart a heart that has stopped beating. They save lives, and no one knows that better than a group of co-workers in one downtown San Diego County office.

Find more information on CPR and AED use on the County’s AED page.

Anita Lightfoot is a group communications officer with the County of San Diego Communications Office. Contact