In an article published today, The New York Times reports on placement of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in the home, noting that they can save the lives of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) victims, but the use of personal AEDs is rare. Reporter Gina Kolata highlights cases of resuscitation attempts by individuals using personal AEDs in home settings and provides insights from experts in the field. While researchers are divided over whether more people should have AEDs at home, she notes, those who have used one have no doubts.
She herself purchased a personal AED after learning about the case of Damar Hamlin.
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