Rafaelito C Police Officer Recovers From Cardiac Arrest

“That medical staff in the ICU was amazing – they definitely went above and beyond.”

When Perth Amboy police officer Rafaelito Cruz suddenly went into cardiac arrest in the middle of the night, his wife Milinda jumped into action by immediately calling 911 and performing life-saving CPR until first responders arrived and transported Mr. Cruz to Community Medical Center in Toms River, NJ.

Upon arrival at Community Medical Center, Cruz underwent an induced hypothermia treatment called Code Chill, for people who experience sudden cardiac arrest. Research has shown that chill therapy can reduce the risk of neurological damage and preserve brain function after a catastrophic cardiac event.

Five months later, after having a defibrillator implanted in his chest, Cruz is back on duty serving the city of Perth Amboy.

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