Heart Surgeon Recommends Keeping Defibrillators In Schools And Workplace

STUDIO CITY (CBS) — Sudden cardiac arrest kills 450,000 people in the United States each year. Dr. James McPherson, a heart Surgeon at St. Vincent’s Medical Center visited the KCAL9 studio to explain why it’s important to keep automated external defibrillators — or AEDs — in the work place and at schools.

Reports indicate between 5,000 to 7,000 children and adolescents die from sudden cardiac arrest in the U.S. each year.

Many lives can be saved with prompt defibrillation and CPR.

For more information, visit Dr. McPherson online.


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