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Life-saving heart devices often inaccessible in public places

August 22, 2016

Reuters| August 21, 2016

When the heart stops sud­den­ly, it can some­times be restart­ed with an elec­tric shock from an auto­mat­ed exter­nal defib­ril­la­tor (AED) – but even when an AED is near­by, it’s often locked up out of reach, researchers warn. One in five car­diac arrests out­side of hos­pi­tals occurred near an AED that was inac­ces­si­ble at the time, a U of T study found. Read more.