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Bystanders who see someone going into cardiac arrest could soon become lifesavers thanks to a new project to map Britain’s public defibrillators.

Information about the availability of devices – which deliver a high-energy electric shock to the heart – is patchy and not all are known to ambulance services.

If a member of the public finds someone whose heart has stopped and calls 999, they might not be directed to a publicly available defibrillator due to this lack of information.

The NHS, British Heart Fundation  (BHF) and Microsoft have vowed to map the UK’s public defibrillators.


The Guardian

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