Sitcom ‘The Office’ Helps Save Woman’s Life

Heart health
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January 30, 2019

When Netflix and the American Heart Association share the same story, you can’t help but stop to look. Read on for the amazing true story—we think it’s a great way to get excited for heart health month.

When you read the article about a 21-year-old tire mechanic in Arizona who helped when he found a woman unresponsive by the side of the road, it’s really amazing that a bystander took the time to help—and seemingly knew what to do because of a comedy. Bonus points that the Bee Gees are involved. Here’s a clip of the scene, tweeted out by Netflix, followed by a link to the full story in the Washington Post. FYI, this one instance of the amazing effects of CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) outside a medical setting is highly entertaining, but not unique. According to 2014 data from the AHA, nearly 45 percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest victims survived when “bystander CPR” was administered. To learn more about how to save a life, at work or on the go, don’t just rely on Netflix… check out this page on how to get schooled in emergency cardiovascular first aid. If you want to read more, check out all our heart health articles.