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AG Heroes | Heart-Attack Victim Saved By PERS Alarm

Jan 15, 2014 2:48:45 PM

GREENSBORO, NC – As the doctors rushed Shirley into surgery they told her friend Taniya, "If she didn't have this medical device, she would be dead…it gave her a fighting chance.”

On January 4th at 4:50pm Shirley (who lives alone) was doing some chores when all the sudden she felt pressure in her chest. She stopped what she had been doing and sat down, thinking she had exhausted herself. This discomfort soon became pain that began to hurt in other areas of her body. The pain became less tolerant and she knew something was wrong, so she pressed her button.

AvantGuard team member Elysia answered her call. She listened to Shirley tell her that she may be having a heart attack. Elysia immediately sent the paramedics.

Back on the line, Elysia waited with Shirley; comforting her while EMS was on their way.

Upon arrival the paramedics assessed her symptoms and rushed her to the hospital.

Taniya, her friend, met the ambulance at the hospital. As they hurried her in, Taniya overheard them saying she will be heading straight into surgery.

A few days later, AvantGuard learned that the surgery was successful. Shirley was recovering well and expects to be home soon.

We thank AG team member Elysia for her caring efforts on Shirley’s behalf. We extend our gratitude to the PERS dealer who installed this system, giving Shirley the added comfort that she can live alone, without ever being alone.

We express gratitude for the AvantGuard team and their dedicated and constant endeavor to protect the lives and properties of their customers.

If you would like to share a story of how an AvantGuard employee’s quick action helped to save, or protect the property of your customers, please email us at We would love to share it!

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