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Defibrillator saves man’s heart from stab wound

A 57-year-old San Diego man’s life was saved by his implanted heart defibrillator in a most unexpected way last week.

The man got into an argument with an acquaintance at the elevators near the trolley station that services the Fashion Valley shopping mall. Witnesses saw the acquaintance pull a folding knife from his pocket and stab the man in the chest.

The knife impaled the man’s implanted defibrillator, potentially saving his life. The man was taken to a hospital in serious condition, and his 60-year-old assailant was caught by police nearby and arrested for attempted murder.

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