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AED

Study: AED access ups survival odds

Cardiac arrest victims are twice as likely to recover if a bystander is able to shock their hearts back into rhythm.

‘Bystanders are usually the first responders’

A new program encourages public spaces to add tourniquet kits—and it offers free training to all who want it.

ATMs, coffee shops ideal spots for heart defibrillators

Having the devices easily accessible might save the lives of more cardiac arrest victims.

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Your top stories of 2016

From inspirational to informational, Health Beat delivers you a daily dose of stories you don't want to miss. Here are the best of the best.

‘The very definition of a miracle’

Quick action by Peter Lombardo’s teachers saved the 17-year-old when he suffered a sudden cardiac arrest.

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‘No oxygen, no heartbeat, no nothing’

An athletic trainer recognizes sudden cardiac arrest and saves a college athlete’s life.

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Three men and a gym: Comeback stories

Heart trouble dealt knockout punches to three men who frequent the same gym. Each time, quick action saved lives.

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‘His time is not finished on this earth’

Newlywed Mark Hagbom survives 'widow-maker' thanks to seamless transition from CPR to cath lab to open heart surgery.