Robert A. Conner attempted to revive Carl R. Bassler, St. Petersburg, Florida, September 25, 1984. Bassler, 72, and Conner, 66, retired executive, were playing tennis when Bassler, suffering a heart attack, collapsed. Despite his own heart condition, which limited his physical activity, Conner performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation on Bassler for several minutes. After Conner developed shortness of breath and pain in his arm, he directed others to continue resuscitation attempts Bassler died. Conner returned home, but when his pain increased, paramedics were called. Conner was taken to the hospital, where he was detained nine days for coronary treatment.
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