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John Krikorian now breathing on his own, his son says

October 19, 2011

Roughly a week after Business Life magazine publisher John Krikorian collapsed at an awards ceremony of an apparent heart attack, he is now breathing on his own, his son and Glendale school board member Greg Krikorian said.

Midway through accepting an award at the annual Fire Department awards ceremony, John Krikorian lost consciousness and collapsed as Glendale firefighter-paramedics rushed in to catch him. They performed emergency CPR as he was rushed to Glendale Adventist Medical Center.

John Krikorian has remained in the Intensive Care Unit, where he had been relying on a ventilator. But on Tuesday, he was able to breath on his own.

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"The news is very encouraging," Greg Krikorian said Tuesday.

He cautioned that his father's condition and recovery was still precarious.

"We still have a long road ahead of us," Greg Krikorian said. "He just needs to rest."

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Magazine publisher John Krikorian collapses while accepting Glendale Fire award

-- Jason Wells, Times Community News

Photo: John Krikorian moments before his collapse Oct. 12. Credit: Tim Berger / Times Community News.

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