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February 29, 2008
Media Advisory - Toronto EMS improves pre-hospital cardiac care to help save more heart attack patients
  
Toronto Emergency Medical Services is arming its Advanced Care Paramedics with leading-edge equipment and skills to reduce deaths and disability from heart attacks. Using 12-lead cardiac monitors in ambulances and in the community, Advanced Care Paramedics are now able to begin high-level cardiac diagnosis before a patient arrives at the hospital, speeding up access to life-saving drugs and medical procedures.

Toronto EMS Chief Bruce Farr, Toronto EMS Deputy Chief Alan Craig, Dr. Brian Schwartz, Director of the Sunnybrook-Osler Centre for Prehospital Care, and Councillor Joe Mihevc will announce the launch of the enhanced cardiac care program. Advanced Care Paramedics will be available to give demonstrations to the media.

Date: Tuesday, March 4
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: EMS 45 Station, 135 Davenport Rd. (at New St.)

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. In the past three years, Toronto has won more than 70 awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.


Media contact:

Lyla Miller, Toronto EMS Media Relations, 416-392-2255, 416-708-8125 (cell), lmiller3@toronto.ca


 

 

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