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Heart of Technology: Why Not Have More AEDs Part 2

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - Nationwide, the chance of surviving a heart attack is 5 percent. The scary part? They can happen to anyone, both the young and old, at any time..

One small, complex machine can often save a life: an AED-auto-external defibrillators.

But why are they not always available where they're needed? Dr. Steven Brooks, an emergency physician at Queen's University in Ontario said that "there was a mismatch between where the cardiac arrests were happening and where we were focusing a lot of our effort in placing these AEDs."

So why would places with so many people needing help not have them? Nick Perreault looks deeper for those answers.

You can also view Part 1 of this series.

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