Have your heart attack in LAS VEGAS
6. Outlive a Heart Attack
Going into cardiac arrest is never a good thing, but if it happens, one of the best places to be is in a casino in Las Vegas. Whether or not you can survive depends on how fast rescuers can shock your heart back into normal rhythm through chest compression or defibrillation. In Vegas, security cameras and guards are constantly scanning casino floors in order to catch cheaters, thieves, and troublemakers. If a visitor collapses, someone will notice right away. Security personnel are trained in the use of defibrillators and usually can administer the lifesaving shocks within two to three minutes. As a result, the heart-attack survival rate in Las Vegas is 53%. Compare that to rates of 16% in Seattle (which has some of the nation’s best response systems) or 2% in Chicago.