Tag Archives: public access to defibrillation

AEDs in public places make cardiac arrest survivable

A large-scale AED study reported in the Jan. 27 New England Journal of Medicine found that the majority of sudden cardiac arrest victims have good chances of survival under certain common conditions. These include: The sudden cardiac arrest is witnessed. The collapse occurs in a large public place, such as an airport or sports arena. An automated external defibrillator (AED) […]

Where were the AEDs? Airport rescue overcomes challenges [VIDEO]

At Kennedy International Airport in New York earlier this month two doctors trying to save the life of a cardiac arrest victim were unable to locate anautomated external defibrillators (AED). WABC-TV later reported that terminal 4 at Kennedy has five AEDs, but that the devices are not available for public use. So when Dr. Bruce Decter and Dr. […]

CPR and AED awareness week: Public access defibrillation and heart-safe communities

What better time than national CPR and AED Awareness Week to look at your community and ask “How heart-safe are we?” • Are your schools, public buildings, swimming pools, and sports fields equipped with automated external defibrillators? • Does your community require large and mid-size buildings where employees, members, or customers gather to have AEDs and […]

Public access to defibrillators in Romania [VIDEO]

Dozens of Romanian public media and medical news outlets covered a recent Cardiac Science presentation in Bucharest about automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and government-support programs that provide public access to defibrillators. Under Secretary of State, Ministry of Health, Dr. Raed Arafat; Keith Kirkham, senior commercial officer for the U.S. Embassy; Steve Jelfs, Cardiac Science international clinical manager for […]

Canada’s approach to sudden cardiac arrest: Cardiac Science for the week of October 12

Heartsafe news: Our weekly update on what’s happening in the world of heart safety and noninvasive cardiology Cardiac arrest in Canada: a “silent killer” Why is the survival rate for out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest 16.3 percent in Seattle but only 9.7 percent in Vancouver, B.C., and 5.5 percent in Toronto? In an article in their […]