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Man credits heart-shocking vest with saving his life

(KUTV) A West Valley man is crediting a heart-shocking device with saving his life.

“My heart was in really bad condition,” said Jorge Orozco.

A cardiac arrest sent Orozco to Jordan Valley Medical Center weeks ago. Doctors feared another one could kill him, but with no other history of heart attacks, a pacemaker wasn't mandatory.

Dr. Adam Elhaddi gave him a life vest as a temporary device; a defibrillator that could monitor his heart in case of another attack.

He says the days of lengthy hospital stays of days or weeks are long gone.

Just one week later, Orozco suffered another attack, passing out and getting the shock. It communicated to doctors remotely how his heart was doing.

After the incident, Orozco was taken to the hospital. Now he's getting a pacemaker and he says he is grateful to be alive and credits the device.


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