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October 10, 2012

News-Herald features WSU medical student who helped save woman's life


A random trip to Walmart became a lifesaving exercise for Melanie McQueen, a Wayne State University medical student, who on Sept. 24 helped paramedics when a woman suffered a medical emergency while shopping. Thanks to her quick reaction, McQueen helped the paramedics bring back the woman’s heartbeat, although faint, after a severe heart attack. It was only three days earlier that McQueen completed her advanced cardio life support training. She said she had never done CPR before. A photo of McQueen is included.


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