Many lives could be saved if more Americans knew how to perform CPR and use an automated external defibrillator. That’s according to the American Heart Association.
Cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death in the country.
But having someone perform CPR and use an AED device could make all the difference.
Local paramedics say there just isn’t enough awareness about the AED devices.
But you can find them at any school campus, churches, and even restaurants.
Those are the machines that actually help save people’s lives they get them from an abnormal cardiac rhythm into a normal cardiac rhythm and it does it by stopping the electricity of the heart,” said paramedic Wayne Fahy.
Fahy says that the AED machines are extremely easy to use all you have to do is turn it on — and the machine will guide you.