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Dr. Russonella / North Jersey Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Institute Donates AED to Clifton Midget League

Jun 3, 2018 11:45 AM
Michael Prybicien

Local Physician Enhances Sport Safety Initiative of CML

Dr. Michael Russonella has donated an Autmated External Defribilator (AED) defibrillator to the Clifton Midget League (CML) in an effort to enhance the league's sport safety initiative.

Dr. Russonella donated an automatic external defibrillators (AED) to improve the sport safety initiative of the the league. "The device can provide an electric shock through a victim's chest to the heart that can stop an irregular heart rhythm and allow a normal rhythm to resume following sudden cardiac arrest", Russonella said.

Rusonella said a victim's chance of surviving drops by seven to 10 percent for every minute a normal heartbeat isn't restored. Defibrillators can improve that.

"As a result of our ongoing partnership with North Jersey Orthopaedic Institute and Dr. Rusonella a important resource that alows CML to be better prepared to implement our league's mission to improve health, sport safety and inspire well-being, has been provided through this donation, stated Mike Prybicien CML's Health Safety Coordinator.

CML's president Dan Beck called the donation a "live-saving" one. The AED has been wall mounted inside the Albion Field's clubhouse directly adjacent to the snack bar.

"I have personally witnessed AEDs save lives when used by first responders in the field," said Beck.

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