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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.