Results in AED Study Favor Fitness Clubs

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Fitness facilities, which are more likely to have an AED than alternative fitness and non-exercise facilities, see higher survival rates of sudden cardiac arrest, according to a study.

When you read stories involving automated external defibrillators (AEDs), they often go to one of two extremes: a dramatic and successful save thanks to the use of an AED or a heartbreaking death that could have been averted with the use of an AED. One's reaction to a recent study about sudden cardiac arrests published last week could fall somewhere in between, but the study does put fitness clubs in a favorable light compared to other places where AEDs can or should be placed. Dr. ...

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