Application of an AED in communities is associated with nearly a doubling of survival after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.
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In New York the EMS time is about 12 minutes, due to traffic delays and the logistics of getting to victims in high-rise buildings.
The surgeons and firefighters who worked on me all say the key item in surviving a Sudden Cardiac Arrest is the availability of a defibrillator within 2 or 3 minutes.
Public-access defibrillation with AEDs is being implemented in many countries with considerable financial implications.
In large cities traffic and access to building complexes are serious obstacles to SCA rescue vehicles. On-site AEDs and elevators are a lasting and obvious solution.