Krikorian in critical condition after suffering heart attack on stage

Business Life publisher John Krikorian remained in critical, but stable condition Thursday after suffering a massive heart attack while on stage a day earlier at the annual Glendale Fire Department awards luncheon.

Krikorian was in the intensive care unit at Glendale Adventist Medical Center, his son, Greg Krikorian said.

The elder Krikorian has responded to some questions, even squeezing his son’s hand.

“Thank God he was in the right place at the right time,” Greg Krikorian said.

On Wednesday, John Krikorian had just received the “Service Above Self” award for community involvement and was giving a speech on stage at the Hilton Glendale when he collapsed.

Firefighters and paramedics immediately rushed in to perform CPR.

John Krikorian was transported to Glendale Adventist, where doctors and nurses were waiting to treat him in the cardiac catheterization lab, which specializes in heart conditions.

Greg Krikorian said well wishes and prayers have been pouring in.

“The Fire Department saved my dad’s life,” he said.


Magazine publisher John Krikorian collapses while accepting Glendale Fire award

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Photo: John Krikorian had just received the Service Above Self award from the Glendale Fire Department, and was speaking to the audience, when he collapsed on stage at the Glendale Hilton in Glendale on Wednesday, October 12, 2011. Credit: Tim Berger/Staff Photographer

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