Danville Doctor Adjusts to Life after Cardiac Arrest

AUG. 9, 2008 was the day that Danville doctor Joseph Farrell died.

The then-56-year-old was at a memorial dinner in Rocklin when he suffered sudden cardiac arrest. Turning a blackish blue, Farrell dropped to the floor.

“I thought he was choking at first,” says his wife, Edie Farrell. But he wasn’t choking. His heart had stopped. Read the original Inside Bay Area article.