February 9th, 2006 issue #0506

February 9th, 2006
  • Heartbreak: Could a simple device have saved a life?

    On January 10, Madison resident Susan DeJarnette called the Hook to urge a reporter to write an article about what she described as a "critical health matter": the need for automated external defibrillators to be available in all health clubs. The equipment– which delivers an electrical shock to an irregularly beating heart– can increase a cardiac arrest victim's survival rate by as much as 85 percent, DeJarnette said.

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