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Updated: Saturday, September 14 2013, 10:51 AM EDT
CINCINNATI (Liz Bonis) -- A man from Erlanger credits a high tech vest with saving his life.
Doctors at Saint Elizabeth Healthcare say it helps restart the heart -- in those with a bad rhythm problem.
He's doing great now, but Don Dryer knows he's lucky.
Lucky because he got great care recently during a hospital stay for some very serious heart rhythm problems. As part of his care however he left the hospital with something he says saved his life. It's sort of an interim therapy you might say,but in his case, it went off and it did what it was supposed to do.
Dryer left the hospital wearing what's called a life vest.
Doctor Sheldon Brownstein was part of the cardiology team that sent Dryer home with the life vest.And sure enough, his wife soon heard it go off.
The life vest also gives audible commands so she knew to let it do it's work.
Dryer knows it saved his life.
Dryer now has a permanent heart rhythm device implanted. His heart is beating strong and beating happily he says.You see this was Dryer's second heart attack.