Automated external defibrillation: Is survival only a shock away?

Schwartz, Brian; Verbeek, P. Richard
February 2000
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/22/2000, Vol. 162 Issue 4, p533
Academic Journal
Discusses the implications of automated external defibrillation (AED) technology for cardiac arrest victims. Description of the technology and why it could be helpful in saving victims' lives; History of the equipment and how it may be operated easily and safely by trained lay persons; Questions concerning safety and feasibility; Outlook for widespread use in the future.


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