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Shock + Law: Good Samaritans and AEDs

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), when the heart unexpectedly stops beating, can strike anywhere, anytime. While those with a history of heart disease — such as a previous heart attack, coronary artery disease, or arrhythmia — are most at risk, anyone, even healthy adults or young athletes, can experience SCA. According to a 2015 Institute of Medicine Report, each year almost 400,000 men, women, and children will experience an out-of-hospital sudden cardiac event, with survival rates averaging less than 6 percent. Read more