Texas firefighter says next-generation pacemaker allowed him to get back to work

  • Source: KHOU-TV CBS 11 Houston
  • Published: 09/27/2022 12:00 AM

World Heart Day is just a few days away, and in honor of that, one Houston firefighter is sharing his story of how his own fellow first responders came to his rescue when his heart nearly stopped. Being a firefighter is not an easy job. But for Engineer Operator Jason Belin, it’s a job he loves but nearly had to quit after he got quite the scare back in June. “The personnel that I was working with that day said that I passed out for a minute or so," Belin said. Jason was in training with other first responders when his heart rate dropped. He was only 46 years old and had no history of heart problems. “At that time, they noticed that my heart rate had dropped from 80 beats per minute to 20 beats per minute," Belin said. His fellow firefighters rushed to his side, helping to get him awake and to the ambulance immediately.


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