Given the simplicity and impact, we should all learn to use automated external defibrillators - Peter Aziz MD


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AEDs: The Power to Save Lives

Do you know where to find your nearest AED? No, I’m not referring to a birth control device or a seemingly ubiquitous texting and chat acronym like LOL or OMG. What we’re talking about here is the Automated External Defibrillator.

This little baby, about the size of a school kid’s lunch box, can mean the difference between death and survival for anyone experiencing sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).

By the way, people including the media still think that heart attack and cardiac arrest are the same thing, but they are really quite different from each other. Put simply, you are awake with a heart attack whereas with SCA you are unconscious and essentially dead!

As can…

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