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New Survey: Americans Now Expect to Find Automated External Defibrillators in a Wide Range of Everyday Locations
Date:1/9/2014

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CardioReady, a national leader in helping organizations to prevent fatalities from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), today announced the results of a new national survey, which it commissioned Harris Interactive to conduct in December 2013.  This survey aimed at gaining a broader understanding of Americans' expectations regarding the locations of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs).

The omnibus survey, which polled a representative sample of the U.S. population, concluded that more than half of all Americans expect AEDs to be readily available in airports, fitness clubs, stadiums, schools, shopping malls, factories and manufacturing facilities, hotels, offices / office buildings, and theaters / concert halls. 

Key findings from the survey include:

  • More than 3 in 4 Americans expect to find AEDs in airports
  • Approximately 7 in 10 Americans expect to find AEDs in fitness clubs and stadiums
  • More than 3 in 5 Americans expect to find AEDs in schools as well as shopping malls
  • 1 in every 2 Americans expect to find AEDs in the following:
    • Hotels
    • Factories and manufacturing facilities
    • Offices and office buildings
    • Theaters and concert halls
  • 2 in every 5 Americans expect to find AEDs in Restaurants
  • 1 in every 3 Americans expect to find AEDs in Retail and Grocery Stores

"Sudden Cardiac Arrest is one of our nation's most prevalent and rapidly growing health risks.  Unfortunately, it is also a risk for which many locations in America are wholly unprepared," said Dr. Kevin Campbell, Chief Medical Officer of CardioReady.  "Despite this
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