Las Vegas casinos don’t just part you from your money- they may even save your life.
In the January 11 issue of Parade magazine they reported that the heart-attack survival rate in Las Vegas is 53 per cent. Compare that to the rates of 16 percent in Seattle (which has some of the nation’s best heart attack response systems) or a paltry 2 percent in Chicago.
Why? Whether or not you can survive a heart attack depends on how fast rescuers can shock your heart attack back into normal rhythm through chest compression or defibrillation. In Las Vegas, casino security cameras and guards are constantly scanning the floors in order to catch not just cheaters, thieves, and other vermin, but if a visitor does collapse, someone will assuredly notice and respond quickly. Security personnel in Las Vegas are also trained in the use of defibrillators and have them at their access to administer the lifesaving shocks within two or three minutes, thus increasing the survival rate.
So, the next time you pass by Las Vegas security personnel, be sure to give them a beaming ear-to-ear smile- they may be at some time your lifesaving friends.