Susan Koeppen is a nationally known award-winning journalist. She co-anchors the weeknight editions of KDKA-TV News, a CBS station in Pittsburgh, PA.
In 2011, Susan suffered sudden cardiac arrest while training for the Pittsburgh Half Marathon. She received CPR from two medical students who were driving by and firefighters shocked her heart with an AED. Doctors believe severe mitral regurgitation caused by her mitral valve prolapse leading to her sudden cardiac death. She had open-heart surgery in March 2012 to repair her mitral valve and has fully recovered.
Susan is now National Spokesperson for the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation.