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AEDs Save Lives But AEDs in Hiding Are Rendered Useless

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is the third leading cause of death in the United States. In the U.S. alone, approximately 326,200 people of all ages experience EMS-assessed out-of-hospital non-traumatic SCA each year and nine out of 10 victims die. In fact, the number of people who die each year from SCA is roughly equivalent to the number who die from Alzheimers disease, assault with firearms, breast cancer, cervical cancer, colorectal cancer, diabetes, HIV, house fires, motor vehicle accidents, prostate cancer and suicides combined.

While these statistics paint a dismal picture, it is encouraging to know that SCA can be treated successfully through early intervention. Over the past…

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