Shirley Adams

Virginia Out to Widen Use of Life-Saving Devices

By: - March 31, 2003

About 1,000 Americans die every day from sudden cardiac arrest. Many of them could survive if they immediately received a jolt of electricity, from a machine called a defibrillator, to reset their heart. Special automated defibrillators, designed for use by laypersons with minimal training, have been available since the early 1980s. Over the last several […]