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SAMC Holds Heart Attack Drill at Football Game

What To Do In Case of An Emergency.
Southeast Alabama Medical Center held a heart attack drill tonight during the Providence Christian and Houston Academy football game.

More than 800,000 people die every year from cardiovascular disease.

SAMC says at least 200,000 of those deaths can be prevented.

They simulated someone having a heart attack, and had two emergency personnel come to the rescue.

Physician, Rita Fairclough, says the goal of tonight's mock heart attack was to educate the public on what to do in case of an emergency.

"Recognizing the signs and symptoms early can save a life. It can save heart tissue, so that's our goal tonight: to recognize those signs and symptoms early so that we can act on them," Fairclough said.

Everyone who was at the game tonight received a pamphlet and miniature football with signs and symptoms.
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