Have All Your Heart Attacks in San Ramon

Joe Mathews, NBC LA

Here's a bit of practical advice I recently picked up: Have all your heart attacks in San Ramon.

This is a judgment based on government innovation. San Ramon, and its fire protection district have pioneered an iPhone application that creates faster emergency response.

Essentially, anyone who is CPR certified signs up for the app -- and then gets a notification in the event that there's an emergency such as a heart attack nearby. With this app, good Samaritans can often get to the scene and provide aid faster than paramedics.

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