Greensboro cyclist saved by CPR

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Two weeks ago, Mark Albers went out for a 34-mile ride in Greensboro on Old Oak Ridge Road.

"I remember feeling a little frisky wanting to go up the hill,” Albers said, who was saved by CPR.

Albers rode past Dr. David Grapey and then minutes later he saw Albers collapse. Albers was having a heart attack.

"I just remember falling over to my side," said Albers.

Dr. David Grapey and another cyclist, Jeff Jordan, started doing CPR when they realized Albers wasn't breathing and didn't have a pulse.

Albers and other cyclists on the ride went to a CPR certification over the weekend after they saw firsthand just how important CPR is.

"This could've happened when I was by myself and I would've never made it," Albers said.

Albers is taking another week off and hoping to get the okay from the doctor to get back riding next week.

2 comments

  • Jess

    This is why CPR is super important. There are many instructors like myself who would love to teach you the skills whether you need a certification or just want to take the non-certification course. You never know when you may need to help a friend or family member who goes into cardiac arrest and even though first responders are quick, we may take precious minutes that somebody could already be helping a patient. It only takes 4-6 minutes for brain tissue to die.

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