Cafes, ATMs might be good places for emergency defibrillators

From Reuters:

Storing defibrillators at coffee shops and banks with automated teller (ATM) machines might help bystanders provide faster emergency aid to patients having a cardiac arrest, a Canadian study suggests.

That’s because these places are often located near where patients typically experience cardiac arrest, and they may be open around the clock, researchers conclude in the journal Circulation.

Plus, bystanders who have no idea where to look for what’s known as an automated external defibrillator (AED) can probably easily find the nearest bank or chain coffee shop like Tim Hortons or Starbucks.

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