RTÉ presenter saved by CPR after major cardiac arrest

“CPR saves lives – no-one knows this better than me”.

RTE Broadcaster, Michael Lyster collapsed at his South Dublin home and after his heart stopped beating, his wife, Anne, performed CPR to keep her husband alive as they waited for the ambulance to arrive.

Lyster had just returned from a game of golf and can’t remember the events leading up to his collapse.

“I remember walking towards the front door and opening it and that is all,” he recalled.

“If it wasn’t for a set of circumstances I would not be here today. I would have been gone. I would have kicked the bucket.

Michael, admits he is very lucky to be still alive, owing to the quick-thinking of his wife.

"I wouldn’t be here today only for my wife Anne, who gave me CPR until an ambulance arrived."


“Without her pushing hard and fast on my chest, I would have been gone.

“I’m one of the lucky ones and if more people know CPR, more lives like mine will be saved.”




"My wife saved my life when my heart stopped."

Michael Lyster supports Happy Hearts