Interview: Cardiologist aims to increase survival rates of heart attack victims

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by WHAS11.com

WHAS11.com

Posted on June 18, 2014 at 5:21 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 18 at 6:44 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – A Louisville cardiologist is joining the effort of #DoSomething to increase the survival rate among people who have heart attacks. 

Dr. Bill Dillon says there are about 750 cardiac arrests a year and 90 percent of those people die from that event while other communities have survival rates of 50 percent.

Dr. Dillon started the “Start the Heart” foundation teaching hands on CPR for free.

Group members spent Wednesday afternoon teaching individuals at Eva Bandman Park just off River Road.

Click the video player to see Rachel Platt’s interview with Mary Casey and Amna Zolj, pre-med students at the University of Louisville.

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