The math is not complicated. Over 350,000 people die as a result of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) every year in the US. AEDs are the only treatment for SCA. So logically, if there are more AEDs available in more locations, more lives can be saved. It’s a very simple equation.
During a segment on the Today show, Dr. Oz explains to Matt Lauer the importance and simplicity of hands-only CPR and automated external defibrillator (AED) use – and why AEDs should be as ubiquitous as fire extinguishers.