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AED Awareness Week: AED legislation

Grassroots concerns about the availability of automated external defibrillators(AEDs) typically start at the community level. A child collapses and dies at a sporting event, or a community leader suffers cardiac arrest. Too late, someone asks: Why wasn’t there an AED nearby? After schools, community centers, police departments, and companies invest in AEDs, they begin to tell stories […]

AED Awareness Week: AED technology

Twenty years ago, portable external defibrillators were found only in hospitals and a few emergency vehicles. They provided complex controls and options that allowed trained medical technicians in hospitals and ambulances to diagnose and treat a range of cardiac arrhythmias and cardiac arrest. The first automated external defibrillators (AEDs) developed and tested in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, enabled non-medical […]

Cardiac Science for the week of March 30

Our weekly update on news in the world of heart safety and noninvasive cardiology Spanish government plan will site AEDs in public places The news blog Typically Spanish reports that Spanish cabinet approved by royal decree a Spanish Ministry of Health plan to put automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in the country’s public places, including airports, train stations, and shopping […]