Archive - Aug 27, 2017

Archive - Aug 27, 2017

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18 Year Study Shows Nine in 10 Cardiac Arrest Victims Survive in Sports and Fitness Centers Equipped with AEDs

BARCELONA, SPAIN--Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) save lives in amateur sports and fitness centers, according to research presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress today. The 18 year study found that survival from cardiac arrest reached 93 percent in centers equipped with an AED.
 
“Sudden cardiac death is a leading cause of death in Europe, affecting more than 300,000 people each year,” said first author Diego Penela, MD, a cardiologist at Guglielmo da Saliceto Hospital, Piacenza, Italy. “The chance of survival decreases with every passing minute in which defibrillation is not performed.”

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