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Defibs Save Lives

Defibrillator used to help save life of girl aged eight who collapsed in cardiac arrest in St Ives

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Largest AED Maker to Halt Operations as FDA Cites Problems

Philips North America will halt the manufacture and sale of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and Q-CPR Meters after violating good manufacturing practices, the FDA announced.

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A little training can turn anyone into an everyday hero

... residents be aware of in the event of an emergency, especially how to perform CPR, apply first aid and use an automated external defibrillator.

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Someday Soon a Drone Might Save Your Life

A recent Swedish study found that drones outfitted with automated external defibrillators arrived 16 minutes faster than EMS on average.

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Man saved by co-workers after suffering cardiac arrest

Other colleagues called 911 and brought an AED to help before responders arrived. ‚ÄúThis rapid recognition, response and treatment no doubt saved ...

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Tom Petty dies after cardiac arrest, aged 66

The 66-year-old lead singer of the band Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers had suffered a cardiac arrest and was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital but ...

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Cardiologist meets man whose life he saved on the tennis court

An AED or automated external defibrillator, is a portable device that checks the heart rhythm and sends an electric shock to the heart. "It identified ...

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FIFA should teach footballers how to resuscitate team-mates who suffer heart attacks on the field and drone ambulances in stadiums could save lives, says agent leading campaign

A leading football agent is asking FIFA to help train players in resuscitation techniques to prevent more tragic cases of sudden cardiac arrest on the field. Hasan Anil Eken represented the Cameroon international Patrick Ekeng, who suffered a suspected heart attack while playing for Romanian club Dinamo Bucharest in May last year.

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Woman who saved teen in cardiac arrest 'really happy' she was able to help

Since the restaurant drama, the teen has been diagnosed with the same heart defect that took his mom's life. The Brown's want to meet Susan and ...

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Study finds barriers to using public access defibrillators for treating cardiac arrests

This is despite AEDs being suitable for use by untrained members of the public. Although studies suggest there is variation across the studies they ...

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