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.