Posted by Bob Trenkamp on 08/10/2012

[If you have an AED at home, you can skip this.]

The monthly total cost of ownership for an AED is on the range of $20-$30 over ten years, depending upon the model and how well you shop.

Two thirds of all cardiac arrests in the U.S.A. occur in the home.

Your odds of seeing a family member, friend, or acquaintance die of an out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest is 10% during your lifetime.

Your spouse has the same odds of seeing an arrest as you do. (That wasn't meant to be subtle.)

If you arrest and someone calls 911, starts CPR, and defibrillates you, your odds of getting out of the hospital with major brain function intact go way up. (The Phoenix airport averages 75% saves. The national average is less than 10%.)

And you can't find a dollar a day to greatly reduce your odds of a premature death or a terrible disability?